Conor McGregor appears to be pleased with the results of his Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing yesterday, which saw him handed a six month suspension for his part in the post-fight brawl following UFC 229 in Las Vegas last year.
“I am thankful for the Nevada athletic commissions fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident,” McGregor wrote on Instagram.
“It was not my intention to land the final blow of the night on my opponent’s blood relative. It’s just how it played out.
I look forward to competing again soon.
Thank you all.”
Not long afterwards, McGregor went into more detail about what he believes was the final punch of the melee, which landed to the face of ‘The Eagle’s’ cousin, Abubakar Nurmagomedov.
“Straight left hand inside the attackers jab. He attempted to use the big security guard that’s in all the movies as cover, but I could smell him a mile away and landed flush down the pipe. The final blow of the night UFC 229 in association with McGregor Sports and Entertainment.”
Abubakar Nurmagomedov was suspended for 12 months for his involvement in the scuffle, as was Zubaira Tukhugov who also participated in attacking McGregor.
While ‘The Notorious’ seems pleased with how things have panned out, Nurmagomedov has made it clear he’s angry with NSAC for handing his teammates a lengthy punishment and has vowed never to fight in Las Vegas again.