NEVADA fight regulators are suspending UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their match last weekend in Las Vegas.
Nevada Athletic Commission executive Bob Bennett says letters were sent Wednesday informing both fighters they’ll be suspended for ten days, effective Oct. 15.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have been suspended for ten daysSportsfile
The fighters’ managers did not immediately respond Thursday to messages seeking comment.
After McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of UFC 229 on Saturday, Nurmagomedov scuffled with a fighter in McGregor’s corner and members of Nurmagomedov’s entourage climbed into the octagon and attacked McGregor.
Bennett says video shows McGregor also tried to climb out of the cage at T-Mobile Arena.
Bennett says the fighters can appeal his action to the commission. It meets Oct. 24.
The pair angrily clashed after the match endedAP:Associated Press
The ban comes on the back of Khabib’s threat to quit UFC if teammate Zubaira Tukugov is suspended for his role in the ruckus.
Khabib wrote on social media: “I would like to address @ufc/ Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?
“Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started.
“If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go the end for my Brother.”
Khabib has threatened to quit UFC if one of his teammates is bannedSportsfile
McGregor has already revealed he is desperate for a rematchGetty Images
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