Conor Mcgregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov have both been banned for their parts in the mass brawl that occurred after the two had fought at the start of October in Las Vegas.
McGregor has been fined £38,095 and suspended for six months from the sport, whilst Khabib has been hit with severe punishment, a nine-month ban and a huge £380,950 fine for his role in the unsightly scenes.
Khabib, having made McGregor submit in the fourth round after a dominant display, launched himself out of the Octagon towards Mcgregor’s staff in the crowd which sparked a gigantic melee.
The Irishman, still in the Octagon was then involved in a scrap of his own with Khabib’s team, as tensions boiled over after a pressure-filled night. Three members of his team were arrested but released without charge at a late date. Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, have been banned for one year for their parts in the brawl and fined £19,030.
McGregor can return to the Octagon from April 6th as the suspension has been backdated to the night of the fight whilst Khabib’s ban could also be reduced to six months if he partakes in the anti-bullying campaign in Nevada.
If so, he would be able to fight again on the same date as McGregor but it is unlikely to mean a return to action as he will be partaking in Ramadan as a practising Muslim. A rematch does still seem some way off due to the one-sidedness of the first fight but if the money is right this could well be a long shot for the first fight back for both athletes.