Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's punishments for UFC 229 revealed

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Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov's punishments for UFC 229 revealed

Nurmagomedov leapt over the Octagon fence to engage in a physical altercation with McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis.

Conor McGregor and Nurmagomedov have both received lengthy bans for the ugly scenes after their fight at UFC 229 ended with brawls spreading into the crowd.

Nurmagomedov has been handed the heavier punishment, having instigated the unsavoury scenes following his win over McGregor, with the Russian receiving a nine-month suspension and a fine of 500,000 USA dollars (£380,545).

McGregor fans had to wait another thirty minutes to hear of the Irishman's punishment and his was more lenient, although concerns over his past conduct in press conferences were placed on the record.

Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has blamed "politics" for his $500k fine and 9-month suspension for instigating the infamous post-fight brawl following his lightweight title defence against Conor McGregor in October. McGregor (21-4) was handed a six-month suspension and fined $50,000. The two other fighters involved, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, have each received a 12-month ban, along with a $25,000 fine which, according to Ali Abdelaziz, will be paid by Khabib. Now he exits the promotion on a three-fight skid with his overall record two wins under.500.

Neither McGregor nor Khabib attended the hearing.

McGregor was referring to the incident in the Octagon after his lightweight title defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

However, it seems Nurmagomedov is set to shun that offer and instead will serve his full suspension, while targetting a potential return to action in November, much further away than the UFC would have ideally liked.

Nurmagomedov himself took to Twitter to make a short and seemingly frustrated response.

"I don't think it's fair".

Do you think NSAC suspensions and fines are fair or not? They'll both get six months.

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