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All you need to know about Conor McGregor hearing

Conor McGregor’s temporary suspension could be extended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The Irishman was involved in a ruckus following his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this month.

Both he and the UFC lightweight champion were temporarily suspended by the NSAC while they started their investigation.

And the committee will meet on Wednesday to decide whether to keep the pair sidelined indefinitely.

The meeting will get underway at 9am PT (5pm BST) but McGregor and Nurmagomedov are not the first item on the agenda.

The pair’s cases will be discussed later before the committee will decide whether to release Nurmagomedov’s $2million purse which they held back after the Russian attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.

Both men are likely to be handed down hefty fines and possibly bans – but that punishment will not be decided on Wednesday.

That will come at a later date once the investigation is complete.

Nurmagomedov has already threatened to quit the UFC if his teammate is expelled from the promotion for attacking McGregor in the aftermath.

He said: "I would like to address UFC. Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?

"If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.

"If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.

"And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end."

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