McGre­gor and Khabib handed suspensions

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Conor McGre­gor and Khabib Nur­magome­dov have been handed tem­po­rary suspensions af­ter the ugly scenes which marred last Sun­day’s UFC light­weight fight in Las Ve­gas. The bans were an­nounced by the Ne­vada State Ath­letic Com­mis­sion (NSAC), pend­ing a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Rus­sian Nur­magome­dov jumped the oc­tagon fence and started fight­ing his ri­val’s team fol­low­ing his vic­tory at UFC 229. Ir­ish­man McGre­gor then fought with his op­po­nent’s camp as brawls broke out. A state­ment from the NSAC reads: “Ef­fec­tive Oc­to­ber 15, 2018, Conor McGre­gor and Khabib Nur­magome­dov will be on tem­po­rary sus­pen­sion. The com­mis­sion will meet on Oc­to­ber 24, 2018. At that time the chair­man and com­mis­sion­ers can vote to ex­tend the sus­pen­sion.”

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