UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor finally collided at UFC 229, with Nurmagomedov winning the encounter via fourth round submission.
Nurmagomedov would hop over the Octagon fence after the event to go after McGregor’s team, inciting a wild brawl that took place inside and outside of the Octagon.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is currently investigating the whole situation, but they did hand down a punishment to both Nurmagomedov and McGregor.
A report from Lance Pugmire of the L.A. Times is stating that the NSAC has suspended both fighters for a period of 10 days, which will allow the commission more time to look into what to do about the whole ruckus surrounding the event.
This is the second punishment awarded to Nurmagomedov, who also had his fight purse withheld by the athletic commission.
Dana White has also issued a punishment of his own to Nurmagomedov’s teammates in Islam Makhachev and Zubaira Tukhugov, banning both fighters from competing in the promotion after allegedly attacking the Irishman during the brawl.
There is no word yet on what further punishments either fighter could be facing, but those could be announced anytime now by the commission.
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