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Dana White Suggests Khabib Should Get '$250,000 Fine' And 'Four-To-Six Month Suspension'

Dana White Suggests Khabib Should Get '$250,000 Fine' And 'Four-To-Six Month Suspension'

Do you agree with the UFC president?

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare

It's been three days 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.

But it looks like the 30-year-old will be punished for his actions after 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."

Before his fourth round defeat, McGregor himself mentioned the estimated figures while offering an insight into his pay.

"We're estimating around 3 to 3.5 million (pay-per-view buys), I'd say I'll close in around the $50 million mark," he said at the pe-fight press conference.

"So for a mixed martial artist - to make $50 million in a mixed martial arts bout, it's quite breathtaking."

Image: PA
Image: PA

It's a far cry from a few years ago. McGregor recalls the first time he fought Nate Diaz.

"To think where we have come from. When I fought Nate Diaz the first time, he was on $20,000 to show and $20,000 to win," he added.

"The game has gone to so many new heights so quickly, and we're all just trying to keep up and catch up. And it's a great time to be involved in the sport for myself, for the fighters, for the promoters, for the managers, for the media in attendance, for the fans, for everyone.

"Times are good, so let's enjoy these momentous occasions."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC 229, Khabib, Fine, UFC