Conor McGregor and Khabib suspension update after UFC 229 brawl, Irishman set for sanction
It comes after a mass brawl followed their fight at UFC 229 which Khabib had won following a submission from McGregor.
McGregor had been suspended on medical grounds until October 28 but both his and the Russian’s fate lied in the hands of the Nevada Athletic Commisson (NAC).
Khabib had launched himself out of the Octagon after beating Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, appearing to attack the Irishman’s team-mate Dillon Danis.
Meanwhile, McGregor was involved in a melee inside the Octagon having jumped on the cage.
And UFC insider Ariel Helwani has provided an update on the punishments the pair will face.
Helwani was on ESPN Sports Center and then tweeted: “Just reported on @SportsCenter: Per NAC executive director Bob Bennett, Conor and Khabib will be temporarily suspended on Oct. 15.
“Then at an Oct. 24 hearing in Vegas they will vote on if they will be indefinitely suspended pending the results of the investigation.
“Nurmagomedov has still yet to be paid his purse.
“According to sources, even though McGregor has been paid it is likely he will also receive a sanction for jumping on the cage and reacting physically.”
Khabib had posted an explosive message to the UFC after the incident following his fight with McGregor.
He 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.
“In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that.
“If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.
“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 to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.
“And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers”