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.
“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:
It's gotta be Tony or Conor or we redo my contract. Otherwise I'm not fighting. This company is #1 bullshit— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) January 30, 2019
At this point if you dont respect the body of work I put in. I don't respect you.— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) January 30, 2019
The lightweight champion also took to Twitter to comment on the mess surrounding the post-fight brawl:
politics forever— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 29, 2019