UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his title from Conor McGregor on Saturday with a fourth round submission victory at UFC 229. However, the reigning title holder then immediately leaped over the cage and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.
After the incident, UFC President Dana White refused to wrap the UFC lightweight belt around Khabib Nurmagomedov’s waist. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has since begun an investigation into the matter and it has been brought into question whether or not the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will strip Khabib Nurmagomedov following the incident.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC President Dana White has since confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be stripped of his belt.
“He absolutely keeps his title. And he’s going to get suspended, so maybe you give him a four-to-six month suspension.
“Listen, [the NAC] took his whole purse right now, and they’re talking about keeping his purse. I do not think that that should happen,” White added when asked about what should happen to Nurmagomedov. “You should not be able to keep his whole purse. … I think they should take $250,000 from him.”