The Nevada State Athletic Commission has just handed down the sentences for Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. The men are being punished in connection to the post-fight brawl that took place during their recent match.
"Both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov are effectively suspended for 6 months for their roles in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. Conor was hit with a $50,000 fine -- and will be eligible to fight again on April 6. Khabib's suspension is a little different -- he was hit with a $500,000 fine and a 9-month suspension ... with the ability to get a 3-month reduction IF he makes an anti-bullying video," according to TMZ.
The UFC stars were not present on Tuesday for the sentencing. The NSAC operates independently of the UFC.
"It's also worth noting ... the committee issued a stern warning to fighters regarding pre-fight trash talk -- saying possible suspensions could be levied if the heated rhetoric continues," according to reports.
McGregor's fight with Khabib was one of the most highly publicized matches in history. There had been a lot of tension leading up to the event. As soon as McGregor was submitted by Khabib, he and his crew began attacking Conor and his men. Security worked to quickly stop the brawl.
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