Dana White Doesn’t Think Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Get A Long Suspension For Role In UFC 229 Brawl


UFC President Dana White was in attendance at UFC 229, where UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov hopped the Octagon wall to go after Conor McGregor’s corner to incite a huge brawl.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is expected to hand Nurmagomedov his punishment this Monday, but White doesn’t expect it to be a severe one.

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“I can’t see them giving Khabib over a year,” White said at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale post-fight press conference. “If it’s over a year, come on, man. That would not be fair. The whole thing was over in 40 seconds. Nobody got touched. Nobody got hurt. Nothing happened.”

McGregor was also expected to receive a punishment on Monday, but was granted a continuance by the NSAC.

While White doesn’t want Nurmagomedov to get suspended for a long time, one thing he does believe is that the NSAC needs to send the fighter a message.

“I think that the Commission has to send a message, and I hope it’s not over a year,” he said. “I don’t think it would be fair.”

Neither White, Nurmagomedov or McGregor are expected to be in attendance when the NSAC meets this Monday to decide Nurmagomedov's fate. 

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