Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended 9 months, fined $500K; Conor McGregor gets 6 months, fined $50K for post-fight brawl

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe 155-pound fighter defeated McGregor by submission in four rounds in October and subsequently jumped out of the cage and got into a fight with McGregor’s training partner, Dillon Danis.UFC’S comparisons to the WWE justified tonight due to a mass brawl after the main event between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.Some calling it a “Royal Rumble” on social media. #UFC #UFC229 #KhabibMcGregor #MMA #brawl pic.twitter.com/svgviKRFkW— The Real Mic Drop (@Therealmicdrop) October 7, 2018Nurmagomedov was eventually calmed down, but his actions then spurred more incidents in the ring where McGregor threw a punch at one of the men from Khabib’s corner and then the former 155-pound champion was hit with a sucker punch from another man.NSAC says Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be temporarily suspended on Oct. 15.Then on Oct. 24 a vote will be held to determine if the two will be indefinitely suspended.Here’s another angle of the post-fight brawl pic.twitter.com/ktu7b5bHna— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 11, 2018Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz was not happy with the disparity between the two punishments. Official: Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended nine months and fined $500,000 by the NAC for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee. The suspension can be reduced to six months if he cooperates in the filming and distributing of an anti-bullying PSA. Suspension is retro to 10/6.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 29, 2019Official: Conor McGregor has been suspended six months and fined $50k for his role in the post-UFC 229 melee. His suspension expires on April 6, 2019.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 29, 2019Nurmagomedov’s suspension can be reduced to six months if he “cooperates in the filming and distributing of an anti-bullying PSA,” according to ESPN. “I don’t think it’s fair,” he told ESPN. “Khabib gets $500,000 and Conor gets $50,00-0? I think it’s bulls—.”Just spoke to Khabib’s manager @AliAbdelaziz00.On the fine difference:”I don’t think it’s fair. Khabib gets $500k and Conor gets $50k? I think it’s bullshit.”On the length of the suspensions:”That’s fair. They’ll both get six months. But for his teammates, it’s too much.”— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 29, 2019Nurmagomedov’s brother, Abubakar, has also been suspended one year for jumping into the cage after the fight. He was additionally fined $25,000.Official: Abubakar Nurmagomedov has been suspended one year by the NAC and fined $25k for jumping in the cage post-UFC 229. I don’t expect Khabib to fight before his suspension is up.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 29, 2019center_img UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been suspended for nine months and fined $500,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his role in a post-fight brawl after his win over Conor McGregor in October. McGregor was suspended six months and fined $50,000. Both suspensions are retroactive to Oct. 6.last_img read more