UFC: Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspended, pending brawl investigation

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will reportedly be suspended next week, pending a full investigation into the brawl that broke out after their UFC 229 fight in Las Vegas.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett has announced the 10-day suspension, beginning October 15, with the possibility it will be extended indefinitely after an October 24 hearing.

Both fighters are being called to task for their behaviour before and after the lightweight title fight, that saw Nurmagomedov retain his crown against his rival.

Immediately after the fourth-round submission, the Russian scaled the fence around the Octagon and attacked McGregor's cornermen.

At the same time, members of Nurmagomedov leapt the barrier and set upon McGregor, who defended himself.

The violence spilt out into the crowd, where supporters from each camp clashed in the T-Mobile Arena.

UFC boss Dana White has since cancelled an upcoming fight for one of Nurmagomedov's teammates, who joined in the brawl, with the Russian threatening to walk away from his contract if that happens.

Nurmagomedov insists the scrap was sparked by McGregor's pre-fight insults, including an attack on the Russian's bus in New Jersey in April.

During fight build-up, McGregor also taunted his opponent over his country, religion, politics and family. 


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