The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) have temporarily suspend UFC stars Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for a 10 day period for their actions relating to the fracas created at UFC229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 6.
The NSAC will then meet on October 24 to discuss further on the punishment that will be handed out to both fighters. An investigation into the brawl that occurred after the fight will take place as the Commission goes through video footage and then comes up with a vote on what kind of sanctions will be issued.
Members of the NSAC along with the commissioner will take a vote on October 24 to finalize the punishment.
The NSAC has the right to issue a financial penalty, revoke the fighters MMA license to fight in the state of Nevada and also suspend them indefinitely. The NSAC has released Conor McGregor’s purse but has held onto Nurmagomedov’s purse which is supposed to be around $2 million.
Since the NSAC is holding on to Nurmagomedov’s funds, they have called for a quick meeting and will make their final decisions on October 24. It is very likely that McGregor will get off a lot easier than Nurmagomedov who jumped out of the Octagon and started brawling with McGregor’s corner.
Nurmagomedov Issues Ultimatum To The UFC
Nurmagomedov could be in trouble with the NSAC but his popularity has become a lot bigger since the public brawl and his Instagram following went up by 5 million followers. There are many fans who feel that he did right in defending the honour of his country, father and religion.
The UFC lightweight champion hasn’t been very happy with how the UFC has reacted to the public brawl as UFC President Dana White has suspended Khabib’s corner for attacking Conor McGregor. At least two members of Khabib’s corner are UFC fighters and they are expected to be cut from the organization.
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I would like to address @ufc Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers
Nurmagomedov lashed out at the UFC for being impartial to Conor McGregor and taking no disciplinary action against him or his team when they attacked a bus at the Barclays center and caused damage. Khabib has told the UFC if they decide to cut his team from the organization then they should be prepared to also cut him as he stands together with his Russian brothers.