Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensions

Fight regulators extend Nurmagomedov, McGregor suspensions
Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 20:56:51-04

Nevada fight regulators extended the suspensions of UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and ConorMcGregor, but allowed some prize money to be released to Nurmagomedov following a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their match in Las Vegas.

Nevada Athletic Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell III said Wednesday the suspensions will last until an investigation is complete, and the two fighters are required to attend a Dec. 10 disciplinary hearing in Las Vegas.

The five-member board voted unanimously on the suspensions and the release of $1 million of the $2 million withheld from Nurmagomedov immediately after the Oct. 6 brawl at T-Mobile Arena.

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Marnell said he would have also withheld McGregor's $3 million purse if he'd immediately seen video that later emerged showing McGregor trying to join fighting outside the cage.