UFC super star Conor McGregor has been given a one month suspension from the UFC on medical grounds, following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) confirmed that the Irishman is suspended from fighting until November 6, with no contact allowed until October 28.
McGregor, who has called for a rematch, via his twitter handle, against Nurmagomedov following his fourth-round tap out loss, will not take part in any action until his medical suspension is over. Though, these kind of suspensions are a routine in UFC. 13 fighters in total from the weekend’s bouts at T-Mobile Arena have been suspended from action.
Saturday's controversial fight in Las Vegas at UFC 229 ended with a brawl that started after the fight between McGregor and Khabib, where the Russian fighter jumped out of the octagon to attack one of McGregor's training partners, Dillon Danis. Chaos pervaded the whole stadium, with McGregor also being attacked by a member of Khabib's entourage.
UFC boss Dana White later confirmed three members of Nurmagomedov's team were briefly detained by police but were released soon afterwards when McGregor said he would not press charges.
It is worth mention that the Russian, Khabib Nurmagomedov is still awaiting confirmation of whether he will receive his $1.5m prize money or not. UFC boss Dana White said Nurmagomedov’s purse is still being held by the relevant authorities and no decision has been made regarding how much of it should be given back to the Russian fighter.
On Monday, McGregor returned to Twitter and said: "We lost the match but won the battle. The war goes on". Following the incidents at the weekend, Khabib held a press conference in which he apologised for his actions, although he highlighted his disregard for McGregor's antics ahead of the clash which involved an attack on his team bus.
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