Nevada Decides On First Round Of Sanctions From The UFC 229 Brawl | UFC News

A massive fracas broke out during the highly popular live pay-per-view for UFC 229. Now the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has come forward with new information concerning the incident.

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UFC 229 took place in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Headlining the live pay-per-view event, undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted mixed martial arts megastar Conor McGregor within the fourth round.

Nurmagomedov then leaped out of the octagon and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis. The incident sparked a massive brawl between the opposing fight camps. The fracas occurred live on pay-per-view, with the PPV going on to break the UFC’s record for highest sales.

The NSAC would go on to withhold Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million fight purse pending an investigation. Conor McGregor was given his $3 million fight purse. However, both fighters were dealt 10-day temporary suspensions.

The NSAC held a hearing concerning the investigation today, Oct. 24. As reported by MMA Fighting, Nurmagomedov has now been paid 50 percent of his $2 million fight purse in order to handle any expenses concerning the fighter’s preparation for the match up.

The commission has also decided to extend McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s provisional suspensions for the duration of the investigation into the incident. The NSAC will meet once again on Dec. 10, 2018 to discuss any further sanctions.

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