Conor McGregor Breaks His Silence On NSAC's Punishment For UFC 229 Post-Fight Brawl

Conor McGregor has broken his silence for the first time after the Nevada State Athletic Commission delivered its verdict on the controversial aftermath of UFC 229.

The 30-year-old Irishman received a six-month suspension and was fined $50,000 (£38,095), while his opponent at the event, Khabib Nurmagomedov, was slapped with a nine-month suspension and a $500,000 (£380,950) fine.

The Notorious has taken to his Twitter account to respond to the punishment handed down by the NSAC.

"I am thankful for the Nevada Athletic Commission's fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident," he wrote.

"It was not my intention to land the final blow of the night on my opponent's blood relative.

"It's just how it played out."

It's safe to say that many UFC fans have welcomed his statement on the matter.

"Thank you for taking responsibility," one Twitter user wrote. "That's something Khabib doesn't seem to be able to do.

"He blames others and even justifies his actions that day by pointing fingers."

Another tweeted: "We love you, bruv. Keep on training, get better and come back stronger."

A third said: "Class. Comeback finna [sic] be beautiful."

A fourth said: "Ha-ha. The best passive-aggressive answer ever."

It feels strange to see McGregor respond in such a calm way, right?

Well, fans are in for a right treat.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

McGregor dropped a second tweet, showing the incident that had taken place involving him and a member of the Khabib camp.

"Straight left hand inside the attacker's jab," he wrote, before adding: "He attempted to use the big security guard that's in all the movies as cover, but I could smell him a mile away and landed flush down the pipe.

"The final blow of the night. UFC 229 in association with McGregor Sports and Entertainment."

John Kavanagh, who is the UFC fighter's coach, has also taken to Twitter to respond to the NSAC's punishment for McGregor.

Meanwhile, Khabib has broken his silence and responded to the fine that he received from the NSAC.

Was the punishment fair?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Adnan Riaz

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