Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, prepared a settlement agreement for Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to answer for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl last October in Las Vegas.
During today’s (Tues., Jan. 29, 2019) hearing (watch the video here), McGregor was hit with a six-month retroactive disciplinary suspension and fined $50,000 for throwing hands after the bell, part of an arena-wide brawl that also included Khabib Nurmagomedov.
That said, it should be noted that commissioners are unhappy with McGregor’s behavior in recent years, because it appears to be escalating in intensity (pointing specifically to the bus attack in New York). Simply put, he’s walking on eggshells in “Sin City.”
I’m sure this watery incident didn't help.
Speaking of Nurmagomedov, widely blamed for starting the chaos at UFC 229, he’ll be spending up to nine-months on the bench and coughing up $500,000 after today’s hearing (more on that ruling here).
With McGregor’s suspension expiring in just over two months, the promotion can already start lining up his next fight. Promotion president, Dana White, has this opponent in mind, though it may be up to the power-punching Irishman when it’s (finally) time to put pen to paper.
One of the benefits of “running the show.”