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Conor McGregor Receives a Six Months Ban Over Brawl With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor has just been banned for six months for his part in the brawl which resulted to his defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The suspension will be backdated to the night of UFC 229 meaning he will be free to fight on April 6. The Irishman was also fined Sh5 million.

Nurmagomedov was earlier handed a nine-month ban which could be reduced by three months if he records an anti-bullying message. The Russian was also fined Sh50 million.

Having choked McGregor out in the fourth round of their UFC lightweight title fight last October, Nurmagomedov scaled the Octagon and launched himself at McGregor’s teammate.

A full scale riot broke out in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with McGregor lashing out at one of Nurmagomedov’s teammates before being hit in retaliation.

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Both fighters were dragged from the cage without the result being announced and Nurmagomedov’s Sh200 million purse withheld.

McGregor was paid his own Sh300 million purse and was initially exonerated, but both men were later suspended indefinitely.

A hearing in December was postponed and the pair both settled the terms of their punishments with the Nevada State Athletic Commission meaning they did not have to appear at Tuesday’s hearing.

Since the fight, Nurmagomedov has called out boxing legend Floyd Mayweather for a fight in either the cage or the ring.

But the Russian’s most likely fight is against Tony Ferguson who is the No.1 contender at 155lb.

McGregor, meanwhile, could fight Donald Cerrone in a bid to earn another shot at Nurmagomedov’s title.

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