Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor
LAS VEGAS UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas, an official said.
Letters were sent Wednesday informing both mixed martial arts fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday.
A commission investigation is pending and the panel can extend the temporary suspension when it meets Oct. 24, Bennett said. Nurmagomedov and McGregor could also appeal Bennett’s executive action at that time.
McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar at Paradigm Sports Management, did not immediately comment and Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz at Dominance MMA Management, did not immediately respond to emails. Abdelaziz’s telephone was not accepting messages.
However, Nurmagomedov, who was praised by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow, responded with an angry Instagram post saying he was being unfairly punished.