In a much-awaited verdict, Nevada athletic commission suspended Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for their post-match brawl at UFC 229 held in October last year. Although the decision came too late as both MMA fighters, Conor and Khabib are suspended for 6 months and 9 months respectively. As per rumors, the ban will start to backdate from UFC 229. So technically, they already have served 3 months ban which is quite unfair according to some fans.
Along with a 6 months ban from the octagon, Conor is fined 38,095 Euros whereas Khabib has been charged with a hefty amount of 380,950 Euros. The notorious has reacted positively to the ban as he tweeted “I am thankful for the Nevada Athletic commission’s fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident.
But the notorious didn’t end with this only as after 30 minutes of this tweet he wrote another tweet explaining what exactly happened in the post-match brawl. He jotted “The final blow of the night UFC 229 in association with Mcgregor Sports and Entertainment.
Khabib’s camp didn’t look pleased with the verdict as two of Khabib’s teammates have also received bans. He simply tweeted “Politics Forever” showing his despair. His manager once again went on to explain that the brawl was just the result of all the bully comments made by Mcgregor and his team.
What lead to Khabib vs Mcgregor post fight brawl ?
Khabib vs McGregor was always going to be an imposing event as the too much heat was created in both camps. Mcgregor commented on Khabib’s family and religion. He even made fun of his personal beliefs.
In UFC 229, Conor took him lightly and paid the price being on the losing side. Khabib made him tap out and continued his unbeaten streak. Mcgregor was down in disbelief when Khabib couldn’t control his emotions and jumped out of the octagon to attack Conor ’s jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis. Subsequently, Khabib’s team members too stepped in to attack Conor and there was a little royal rumble among both camps. Later Khabib was taken out of the building and he was even denied the title for a few days.
The verdict has definitely affected Khabib a lot as he made it clear earlier too that if any of his team members will face the consequences, he can even put a stop to his UFC career. He truly rode high on emotions. He hasn’t done anything wrong but you need to control your emotions when you fight on this level.