Conor McGre­gor & Khabib Nur­magome­dov tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended

Tehran Times - - WORLD SPORTS -

Conor McGre­gor and Khabib Nur­magome­dov have been tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended by the Ne­vada State Ath­letic Com­mis­sion (NSAC) pend­ing a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the scenes that marred the end of Sun­day’s UFC light­weight fight in Las Ve­gas.

Fol­low­ing his vic­tory, Nur­magome­dov jumped the oc­tagon fence and started fight­ing his ri­val’s team.

McGre­gor then fought with the Rus­sian’s camp as nu­mer­ous brawls broke out. The NSAC, which sanc­tioned the bout, with­held Nur­magome­dov’s fight purse. A hear­ing is ex­pected to be held at the end of the month and the NSAC can im­pose a fine and ban.

If the NSAC im­poses a ban, other ath­letic com­mis­sions are likely to fol­low suit.

The UFC can de­cide whether to strip Nur­magome­dov of his belt, but pres­i­dent Dana White has al­ready said the Rus­sian will keep his ti­tle. Nur­magome­dov claimed his win af­ter mak­ing McGre­gor tap out in the fourth round, with the Ir­ish­man hav­ing since been sus­pended for a month on med­i­cal grounds.

Mem­bers of Nur­magome­dov’s team were also in­volved in a brawl with McGre­gor in the oc­tagon af­ter the Rus­sian had vaulted the cage fence.

Three of his party were ar­rested but later re­leased, with McGre­gor re­fus­ing to press charges. Nur­magome­dov apol­o­gized fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent but cited pre-fight com­ments in which McGre­gor “talked about my reli­gion, talked about my coun­try, talked about my fa­ther”.

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