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Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawl


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12 Oct 2018, 01:45 IST

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC opponents Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended via the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted outside and inside the octagon after their light-weight identify combat ultimate weekend in Las Vegas, an professional mentioned.

Letters have been despatched Wednesday informing each blended martial arts opponents that they’re going to be suspended for no less than 10 days efficient Oct. 15, fee govt Bob Bennett mentioned Thursday.

A fee investigation is pending and the panel can prolong the brief suspension when it meets Oct. 24, Bennett mentioned. Nurmagomedov and McGregor may additionally enchantment Bennett’s govt motion at the moment.

McGregor’s supervisor, Audie Attar at Paradigm Sports Management, didn’t right away remark and Nurmagomedov’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz at Dominance MMA Management, didn’t right away reply to emails. Abdelaziz’s phone used to be now not accepting messages.

However, Nurmagomedov, who used to be praised via Russian President Vladimir Putin all the way through a gathering Wednesday in Moscow, replied with an indignant Instagram publish pronouncing he used to be being unfairly punished.

The fighter complained that self-discipline did not apply an incident ultimate April in Brooklyn, New York, when McGregor shattered home windows of Nurmagomedov’s bus with a hand truck after Nurmagomedov faced certainly one of McGregor’s teammates days previous.

“They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?” Nurmagomedov posted. “We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end.”

Fighting erupted out of doors the octagon overdue Saturday, after McGregor (21-Four) tapped out all the way through a chokehold via Nurmagomedov (27-Zero) within the fourth spherical of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena.

The Russian champion from Dagestan then stepped clear of McGregor, climbed over the cage and scuffled with a fighter within the Irishman’s nook.

Members of Nurmagomedov’s entourage climbed into the octagon and attacked McGregor, and McGregor additionally attempted to climb out of the cage all the way through the brawl.

Nurmagomedov’s $2 million for the combat has been withheld via the fee pending the result of the investigation, Bennett mentioned. McGregor won his $three million handbag.

“You can keep my money that you are withholding,” Nurmagomedov posted. “I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat.”

UFC President Dana White mentioned 3 participants of Nurmagomedov’s camp have been detained via police however launched as a result of McGregor refused to press felony fees.

White mentioned the UFC would possibly strip the light-weight identify from Nurmagomedov.

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