Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's punishments for UFC 229 revealed
Those involved in the post-fight scuffle have been punished.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have now been punished by the Nevada Athletic Commission following their actions in the aftermath of UFC 229.
Conor McGregor has been suspended six months and fined $50k (the equivalent of €43,765) for his role in the post-UFC 229 melee. The suspension comes into play from the date of the event, meaning that his suspension expires on 6 April, 2019.
Leading MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has provided updates on his official Twitter account.
Official: Conor McGregor has been suspended six months and fined $50k for his role in the post-UFC 229 melee. His suspension expires on April 6, 2019.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 29, 2019
Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended nine months and fined $500,000 (€437,667) by the NAC for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov, the guy who jumped into the cage after the fight had ended, has been suspended one year by the NAC and fined $25k (€21,883).
Helwani also reported that there was a mention of McGregor's use of language in the lead up to the fight, with the Chairman of the NAC saying: "We are going to start fining and suspending for what you say as opposed to what you do."
Chairman Anthony Marnell also described the use of the language in the press conferences before the fight as "embarrassing".
Khabib has since taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the verdict:
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 29, 2019