McGregor handed six month suspension, Khabib gets nine months
You won’t be seeing the UFC Lightweight Champion or his last opponent in the Octagon any time soon
The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced a nine-month suspension and $500,000 fine for Khabib Nurmagomedov and a six-month ban and $50,000 fine for Conor McGregor stemming from the brawl that occurred after their title fight last October at UFC 229.
The suspensions are retroactive to October 6. Nurmagomedov's suspension can be reduced to six months if he were to cooperate and participate in the filming of an anti-bullying public service announcement.
The pair had been under an indefinite suspension and half of their purses from the fight had been upheld.
Following his defeat of McGregor, Nurmagomedov jumped out of the cage to attack McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis, who was in McGregor’s corner and the melee spilled back inside with figures from both fighters’ camps getting involved.
McGregor will be eligible to return to competition on April 6, while Nurmagomedov can return on the same date if the PSA is filmed or on July 6 if he chooses against cooperation.