Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have finally been punished for their part in the chaotic scenes that took place after the Russian’s victory at UFC 229 last year.
Lightweight champion Nurmagomedov has been handed a nine month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but that can be reduced by up to three months if he takes part in an anti-bullying announcement.
With the suspension being retroactive to October 6th of last year that means he could be eligible to compete again by April 6th if he does as they’ve requested, or July 6th if not.
In addition, Nurmagomedov will also have to pay a $500,000 fine.
As for McGregor, his punishment was more lenient, seeing him suspended for six months in addition to a $50,000 fine, so he will be available to compete again on April 6th.
Meanwhile, two of Nurmagomedov’s teammates, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov have both been suspended for one year and fined $25,000 each for their part in attacking McGregor in the Octagon that night.
That means they will both be eligible to return to competing on October 6th.