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Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Be Suspended By The UFC

Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Be Suspended By The UFC

It has been confirmed that both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett has spoken, with a hearing taking place on October 24th on whether they should be indefinitely suspended pending their investigations, according to ESPN.

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It's been almost a week since Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight crown against Conor McGregor and we still don't know the scale of Nevada State's punishment.

Khabib jumped the cage moments after his win and attacked McGregor's coach, Dillion Danis.

Seconds later, three people from Khabib's team were arrested after attacking his opponent. McGregor decided against pressing charges, partially because of his involvement in the incident.

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It was revealed earlier this week that punishment will be handed out because of the brawl.

NSAC executive direction Bob Bennett confirmed to MMA Junkie that a 'comprehensive investigation' is currently taking place.

So, what does UFC president Dana White think about Nurmagomedov's situation following the events of UFC 229?

In an exclusive interview with TMZSports, White thinks the fighter should get a $250,000 fine and a hefty suspension.

"They took his whole purse right now and they're talking about keeping his purse - I do not think that that should happen," White told TMZ Sports.

"You should not be able to keep his whole purse."

Khabib has still not received his $2 million purse since winning the bout, while Conor McGregor has received his pay check for the fight in Las Vegas.

"I think they should take ($250,000) from him," White added.

"(He) absolutely keeps his title. And he's going to get suspended, so maybe you give him a four to six months suspension."

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC 229, Fight

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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