Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov earned a massive victory on Saturday. However, the incredible accomplishment has since been overshadowed by the fracas that followed the bout.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and mixed martial arts megastar Conor McGregor faced off in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 6 for the live pay-per-view main event of UFC 229. The reigning champion dominated his opponent, ultimately earning a fourth round submission victory.
However, Nurmagomedov then quickly exited the octagon and attacked Conor McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis. A brawl quickly erupted between the fight camps of the two competitors.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has since scheduled a hearing for Oct. 24 to determine if McGregor or Nurmagomedov should be indefinitely suspended during the rest of the investigation into the incident. Speaking on his segment Below The Belt, former UFC heavyweight turned MMA personality Brendan Schaub has come forward to reveal that he is hearing that Nurmagomedov will potentially receive at least 12 months suspension over the incident.
“Khabib is going to be suspended.” Schaub said. “I’m hearing a year to 18 months. We’ll see. Maybe Dana can work his magic with the Nevada state commission.”
Check out Schaub’s full statement within the video provided above.