Khabib Nurmagomedov faces $2M fine for post-fight melee: report
The Nevada State Athletic Fee is reportedly weighing whether or not to stay Khabib Nurmagomedov’s complete combat handbag from UFC 229 over a post-fight brawl that broke out on Saturday after the champion’s win towards Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
UFC President Dana White informed TMZ that the NSAC has taken Nurmagomedov’s handbag pending an investigation and is thinking about preserving all the $2 million. White criticized the NSAC’s attention, announcing that Nurmagomedov must definitely be fined, however nowhere close to all the combat handbag.
After McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback combat towards his opponent on Saturday, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped on the males in McGregor’s nook, surroundings off a chronic brawl outside and inside the octagon. In the meantime, two males from Nurmagomedov’s entourage climbed into the cage and attacked McGregor, who defended himself prior to safety body of workers rushed in to revive order.
White mentioned Nurmagomedov must be suspended, and stated that the UFC may strip its identify from the Dagestan-born Russian fighter.
“If he will get suspended, it is determined by how lengthy his suspension is,” White mentioned. “And if it is a lengthy suspension, yeah, he is most certainly going to get it stripped.”
The combat have been pegged as a comeback for McGregor, whose occupation used to be derailed in April after he attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn. McGregor shattered the bus home windows with a hand truck as a result of he used to be indignant about Nurmagomedov confronting one in all his teammates previous within the week.
All over a post-fight news convention, Nurmagomedov apologized for the outburst which he blamed on McGregor’s pre-fight scoffs.
“You can’t speak about faith,” Nurmagomedov mentioned. “You can’t speak about country. You can’t speak about this now.”
Nurmagomedov and McGregor each left the hoop prior to the championship belt might be given to Nurmagomedov. Fanatics within the pro-Conor crowd reportedly threw beers and particles at Nurmagomedov on his method out. White mentioned he feared a melee within the enviornment if he awarded the belt to Nurmagomedov.
“I do not even know what to mention at the moment,” White mentioned. “I am simply disgusted and ill over it. … We had such a lot safety and (police) right here. I did not see that one coming.”
Saturday’s combat however reached greater than 2 million pay-per-views for UCF 229, making it one of the vital group’s best considered fights of all time, TMZ reported.
The Related Press contributed to this record.