Conor McGregor Suspended for 6 Months & Fined $50,000 For Role In UFC 229 Brawl With Khabib Nurmagomedov
On Tuesday, five members of the National Athletic Commission voted in favor of a settlement agreement that will see Conor McGregor fined $50,000 and receive a six-month suspension.
McGregor’s suspension will be retroactive to Oct. 6, 2018, allowing him to compete again by Apr. 6.
Khabib Nurmagomedov received the heavier penalty, being docked $500,000 and banned for nine months
Nurmagomedov’s camp was unhappy at the disparity in fines.“I don’t think it’s fair,” his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, said. “Khabib gets $500k and Conor gets $50k? I think it’s bullshit.” Nurmagomedov simply tweeted “politics forever”.
After Khabib Nurmagomedov claimed a fourth-round finish of McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, the Russian exited the Octagon and attempted to leap on McGregor’s cornerman, Dillon Danis. McGregor attempted to exit the Octagon shortly after before members of Nurmagomedov’s team entered the Octagon. McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s teammates exchanged strikes before they were separated by security.
Chairman Anthony Marnell III highlighted that McGregor was defending himself during the altercation, but stressed that if the Irishman’s had not engaged with Nurmagomedov’s team, his case would not have been brought to the NAC.
Neither Nurmagomedov nor McGregor was present at Tuesday’s meeting