UFC megastar Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off inside the octagon on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the live pay-per-view main event of UFC 229. After submitting McGregor, Nurmagomedov rushed out of the octagon and attacked the Ireland native’s teammate Dillon Danis.
A fracas quickly ensued, as the two fighters’ training camps began brawling on the live broadcast. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has since launched an investigation into the incident, consequently freezing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million payday momentarily during the process.
Now ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has come forward to report that Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be temporarily suspended on Oct. 15. A hearing will be held on Oct. 24 to determine if both fighters should be indefinitely suspended during the rest of the investigation.
“Just reported on @SportsCenter: Per NAC executive director Bob Bennett, Conor and Khabib will be temporarily suspended on Oct. 15. Then at an Oct. 24 hearing in Vegas they will vote on if they will be indefinitely suspended pending the results of the investigation.”
“Nurmagomedov has still yet to be paid his purse. According to sources, even though McGregor has been paid it is likely he will also receive a sanction for jumping on the cage and reacting physically.”