Conor McGregor faces six-month suspension, $50k fine for UFC 229 brawl

Conor McGregor faces a six-month suspension and a $50,000 fine from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team.

McGregor’s suspension is retroactive to October 6th.

The brawl occurred shortly after Nurmagomedov’s fourth-round submission win over McGregor to retain his lightweight championship.

With both fighters’ careers put on hold awaiting this NAC hearing after the post-fight melee, it’s unclear who each man will face next.

Earlier, Khabib was handed a nine-month retroactive suspension and a $500,000 fine from the NAC.

Meanwhile, his teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov were handed year-long suspensions and fines of $25,000 each.

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is an MMA writer who has covered the sport since 2013 for publications such as Vice Sports, Fightland, Sherdog and now Fighters Only, where he serves as freelance digital editor.