Three months after the post fight melee at UFC 229, The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend UFC stars Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for their respective roles in October.
The commission suspended Nurmagomedov (27-0) for nine months and fined him $500,000. The suspension is dated retroactively to Oct. 6, meaning he is eligible to return on July 6.
McGregor (21-4) received a six-month suspension and was fined $50,000. He will be eligible to return to competition as soon as April 6.
Yes thats 500k for Khabib and 50k for McGregor which raises the question: is it fair or UFC politics?
On Twitter Nurmagomedov posted
“I don’t think it’s fair,” Ali Abdelaziz, Nurmagomedov’s manager, said of the fines. “Khabib gets $500K and Conor gets $50K? I think it’s bulls—.”
The NSAC also penalized several of the fighters’ cornermen and teammates. The suspensions also will be upheld outside Nevada, as all commissioners — including the UFC — will respect the decision of the NSAC.