NSAC Gives Nurmagomedov Half Of UFC 229 Fight Purse, Full Punishments May Be Announced In December


UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would first defeat Conor McGregor by fourth round submission at UFC 229 and would then incite a huge post-fight brawl.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) immediately took action for the brawl by withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse, while suspending Nurmagomedov and McGregor for ten days each.

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After a meeting on October 24, a ruling has been made by the NSAC to give Nurmagomedov half of his fight purse, which equals $1 million, while the rest of the fight purse will get held by the UFC for the time being according to MMA Junkie.

In less than two months, another meeting is going to be held by the NSAC and at that meeting, any potential punishments that Nurmagomedov and McGregor will get should be handed out at this time.

Audie Attar is McGregor’s manager and he’s confident that the NSAC ruling will benefit McGregor:

“I understand that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is doing a thorough investigation, which I am confident will benefit my client, Conor McGregor.” 

Other than the punishment from the NSAC, a ruling was made by UFC President Dana White to oust both Zubaira Tukhugov and Islam Makhachev from the promotion for their actions in the post-fight brawl.

Nurmagomedov also issued a statement after the brawl, declaring that he'd leave the UFC if his teammates were cut by the promotion.


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