UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor fined, suspended for post-fight brawl

McGregor has to be escorted out of the Octagon in Las Vegas.
McGregor has to be escorted out of the Octagon in Las Vegas. Photo credit: Getty

UFC stars Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have been fined and banned for their roles in the wild post-fight scenes following their bout at UFC 229 in October.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Nurmagomedov for nine months and fined him $500,000 ($NZ731,000). The suspension is back-dated, meaning he'll be allowed to fight again after July 6.

Meanwhile, McGregor copped a much lesser fine of $50,000 ($NZ73,000) and a six-month suspension. He'll be eligible to return on April 6.

The NSAC also penalised several of the fighters' cornermen and teammates.

UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor fined, suspended for post-fight brawl

The incident occurred following Nurmagomedov's fourth-round submission win over McGregor, as the Dagestan fighter leapt outside of the cage to attack one of the Irishman's team, while members of his own assaulted McGregor inside the Octagon.

The drama later spilled over into the foyer of the T-Mobile Arena and sparked clashes between the fighters' rival fans.

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