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Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended nine months, fined $500k for UFC 229 brawl in Las Vegas

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Press Conference Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, settled with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2019) for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl involving Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor, and a few other goons.

As a result, “The Eagle” will serve a nine-month retroactive disciplinary suspension for leaping over the cage after submitting “Notorious” last October, and will also fork over a $500,000 fine, to be subtracted from the $1 million already being held by the commission.

Nurmagomedov has the opportunity to knock three months off his term if he’s able to film and release a public service announcement (PSA), delivering an anti-bullying message for impressionable youth (and JUST BLEED fans).

Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, part of the Dagestani hit squad who went after McGregor in the ensuing melee (watch the video here), were suspended one year and fined $25,000.

The good news for Nurmagomedov, as well as mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, is that UFC can book the lightweight champion for a return as early as this summer, depending on how much time “The Eagle” needs for his annual holiday.

To watch the complete video of the Jan. 29 NSAC hearing, also featuring Jon Jones, click here.

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