Fans were hoping they'd get some answers for some of the biggest MMA controversies of 2016, but it looks like we may have to wait a little longer for most it.
Champions.co was able to obtain a copy of the Monday, October 10 Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting agenda which was supposed to address the disciplinary actions for Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, Nate Diaz, and Conor McGregor. According to the agenda, Jones, Lesnar and Diaz have all requested their hearings be postponed. Instead, only McGregor will face the NAC.
Jones was meant to appear for his failed USADA test prior to his headlining bout at UFC 200 in July. Jones was flagged for two different substances, pulled from the card, and suspended pending investigation. He's maintained his innocence, and even alluded to the fact that he may be returning to the Octagon sooner than everyone thought. Since his hearing has been postponed, that does not appear to be the case.
Lesnar was set for questioning about his own failed USADA test, which came after his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt. Lesnar defeated Hunt via unanimous decision, and would later be flagged for the same PEDs Jones was flagged for by USADA. He made history by taking home the highest "show" paycheck in the UFC after a $2.5 million purse was announced, although that was short lived, as McGregor made half a million more for UFC 202. Lesnar was making his return to the UFC after a five-year layoff.
Diaz and McGregor are potentially being disciplined for the incident that happened during the UFC 202 press conference. After a verbal confrontation, the pair began throwing water bottles and Monster Energy Drinks at each other, resulting in some of the beverages landing in the crowd.
It looks as though McGregor is the only one being disciplined on Monday, and his punishment will set a precedent for what could happen with Diaz once his hearing is finally held.