Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov Receive Suspensions, Fines From UFC 229 Incident

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On Tuesday, five members of the National Athletic Commission voted in favor of a settlement agreement that will see Conor McGregor fined $50,000 and receive a six-month suspension.

Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz said his fighter was furious with the suspensions his team-mates received and has vowed to never fight in Las Vegas again, and is instead targeting a comeback in November at Madison Square Garden in NY.

But his next two fights had the same results - he dropped decisions to Andre Fili and Michael Johnson, the latter coming most recently at UFC Fight Night 138 this past October.

There's no love lost between the pair though with Nurmagomedov retweeting a vide of McGregor tapping out to the Russian.

Nurmagomedov was punished for leaving the Octagon after the fight and hitting or trying to strike multiple people, among them McGregor's cornerman.

Moments after McGregor submitted to a Nurmagomedov rear-naked choke, the Russian champion climbed the cage and launched himself at the men in his opponent's corner, setting off a prolonged brawl inside and outside the octagon. Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, have been banned for one year for their parts in the brawl and fined £19,030.

Nurmagomedov had just become the undisputed UFC lightweight champion, but his actions took away from what should've been a momentous ocassion.

Khabib's manager Ali Abdelaziz had the following to say on the punishments handed out - again, coming from ESPN's Helwani.

One social media user was adamant that McGregor deserved a life ban for all of his previous misdemeanours, including an assault on a UFC bus in 2018.

Conor McGregor and Nurmagomedov have both received lengthy bans for the ugly scenes after their fight at UFC 229 ended with brawls spreading into the crowd.

#1 Tony Ferguson (24-3) has won 11 fights in a row and is unlikely to wait for Nurmagomedov to return. Or possibly Dustin Poirier?

He was the first fighter to simultaneously hold two UFC titles at once when he beat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight strap at UFC 205 in 2016.