Written by Reuters
25 Oct, 2018 | 11:14 am
Reuters: UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor has their suspensions extended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday (October 24).
The commission also released one million dollars of Nurmagomedov’s 2 million dollar purse after putting a hold on it after the event.
Chaos erupted after Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor on Saturday with members of his support team arrested after an all-in brawl broke out after the bout.
Immediately after the fourth-round submission, the Russian scaled the fence around the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s cornermen.
The Russian ended McGregor’s attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, which then sparked a mass brawl.
Fights broke out in and around the cage, with a red-shirted fan landing several blows on McGregor before security intervened. Both fighters were escorted from the arena by police and security.
The Commission executive director Bob Bennett had announced an initial 10-day suspension, beginning October 15, with the possibility it would be extended indefinitely after Wednesday’s hearing.
The commission also stated if they had reviewed video footage that was later made available to them showing McGregor’s actions, which wasn’t available to them on fight night when they released his funds, that they would have held his purse until at least Wednesday’s meeting, like that of Nurmagomedov.
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