Wednesday, January 30, 2019

McGregor Receives 6-Month Suspension, Fined $50k

Conor McGregor will be eligible for his return to the Octagon on April 6 having received a six-month suspension for his role on the UFC 229 post-fight fracas.

On Tuesday, five members of the National Athletic Commission voted in favor of a settlement agreement that will see McGregor fined $50,000 and receive a six-month suspension. McGregor’s suspension will be retroactive to Oct. 6, 2018, allowing him to compete again by Apr. 6.

After Khabib Nurmagomedov claimed a fourth-round finish of McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, the Russian exited the Octagon and attempted to leap on McGregor’s cornerman, Dillon Danis. McGregor attempted to exit the Octagon shortly after before members of Nurmagomedov’s team entered the Octagon. McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s teammates exchanged strikes before they were separated by security.

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