Today was finally the day we’d know what disciplinary actions would be taken against Khabib and Conor McGregor after their post fight brawl at UFC 229.
If you don’t remember the post fight brawl, basically after a dominating performance, Khabib jumped the cage and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillion Dannis. This lead to absolute chaos and neither fighter has been given their punishment yet.
Both men attended a NAC meeting this morning and both McGregor and Khabib were given fines and suspensions. The biggest take away from this NAC meeting was how minor McGregor’s punishment was compared to Khabib’s.
Khabib was fined 500,000 dollars and was given a 9 month suspension. The Nevada Commission said Khabib would be able to reduce it to 6 months if he does and Anti-bullying PSA.
McGregor was given a 50,000 dollar fine and is suspended for 6 months for throwing punches at Khabib’s teammates when McGregor jumped on the cage.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov both received full year suspensions and were both fined 25k. Both Abubakar and Tukhugov were in Khabib’s corner at UFC 229. They are the men who jumped into the cage while the brawl was ensuing and threw punches at McGregor.
Khabib their teammate said he’d pay both of their fines. Which is an additional 50,000 added to Khabib’s 500,000 fine.
The commission also said McGregor has to tone down his trash talk in future fights because of how personal he made it between himself and Khabib. McGregor posted a tweet thanking the Nevada State athletic commission. Khabib on the other hand wasn’t as thankful. According to Khabib’s manager, Khabib is no longer interested in fighting in Las Vegas.
Khabib said he wants to return in November at Madison Square Garden, but he did not specify on who he wants as his next opponent.
McGregor will be eligible to fight again on April 6th. Right now it’s being speculated his next fight will be against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone but as of right now nothing has been announced.
-Stephen Caloggero (@steveo_calo)