The fallout from last weekend’s Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov incident continues to roll in.
Nurmagomedov, an undefeated fighter from Russia, submitted McGregor in the fourth round of Saturday night’s mega-fight.
Immediately after the fight, a wild scene broke out between the two camps, and some fans in the arena. Members of Khabib’s team took cheap shots on McGregor, and the victorious fighter himself went flying out of the cage and into the stands to confront members of his opponent’s team.
As a result, Dana White did not put the championship belt on Khabib after the fight, and he has had his $2 million purse withheld.
Now, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has placed a suspension on both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
It is a brief 10-day measure for now, which shouldn’t have a major impact considering neither fighter will be back in the octagon for months. The suspension can be extended.
From MMA Junkie:
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas, an official said.
Letters were sent Wednesday informing both fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday.
A commission investigation is pending and the panel can extend the temporary suspension when it meets Oct. 24, Bennett said. Nurmagomedov and McGregor also could appeal Bennett’s executive action at that time.
McGregor has already asked for a rematch after losing Saturday’s fight. Based on the hype surrounding this first bout, and the crazy aftermath, we’ll almost definitely get one.