MOSCOW, Jan 29 (GCSports) The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) disqualified Russian MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and his opponent, Ireland’s Conor McGregor, for a brawl after their October fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in Las Vegas.
This decision was made at the NSAC meeting broadcast live on MMAFighting.com on its Youtube channel.
According to the commission’s decision, McGregor was disqualified for six months and fined $50,000, while Nurmagomedov faced a nine-month disqualification and a $500,000 fine.
“Politics forever,” Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter, commenting on the NSAC’s decision.
Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor on October 6 in the main event of UFC 229 tournament, defending UFC lightweight championship. Immediately after the end of the fight, the Dagestani native engaged in a verbal confrontation with a member of McGregor’s team, and then jumped over the fence to the fans, provoking a brief brawl.
Earlier in the day, UFC reported that UFC 229 had grossed $86.4 million, breaking the organization’s single-event revenue, live gate and pay-per-view sales records.