Manager Says Khabib Nurmagomedov Will No Longer Fight In Las Vegas


UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was handed a nine month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

Teammates Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov were handed one year suspensions by the NSAC for their roles in the post-fight brawl, which had lead to Khabib not wanting to fight in Las Vegas anymore.

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“He’s done with Vegas for giving his brothers such harsh punishment,” Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN. “He loves MSG [Madison Square Garden]. Lots of his fans live around there, and New York has always been good to him. He misses fighting in New York.”

Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor was handed a six month suspension for his role in the post-fight craziness.

Nurmagomedov also doesn’t plan on fighting again until his teammates suspensions are over with, which doesn’t sit well with lightweight contender Dustin Poirier, who took to Twitter to display his unhappiness:



The lightweight champion also took to Twitter to comment on the mess surrounding the post-fight brawl:



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