Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘executed with Vegas’ after 9-month ban, $500Ok superb | MMA


Khabib Nurmagomedov “is completed with Vegas,” his agent informed ESPN Tuesday after the UFC light-weight champion was suspended for 9 months and fined $500,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Fee for his function in a post-fight brawl after his win over Conor McGregor in October.

As a substitute, Nurmagomedov probably will concentrate on future U.S. bouts being at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard.

“He is executed with Vegas for giving his brothers such harsh punishment,” Ali Abdelaziz mentioned. “He loves MSG. Plenty of his followers dwell round there, and New York has at all times been good to him. He misses preventing in New York.”

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McGregor was suspended six months and fined $50,000 for his half within the brawl. Each suspensions are retroactive to Oct. 6.

Nurmagomedov’s suspension could be diminished to 6 months if he “cooperates within the filming and distributing of an anti-bullying PSA,” based on ESPN.

A November return in a yet-to-be-announced bout at Madison Sq. Backyard is the goal, Abdelaziz mentioned.

Irrespective of his timeline, Nurmagomedov did not appear notably impressed by the superb or suspension. Shortly after the fee’s announcement, Nurmagomedov — who tweeted “politics perpetually” — posted an image of himself on Instagram showing to doze on a sofa with the accompanying caption, “Wake me up, when it is throughout.”

The 155-pound fighter defeated McGregor by submission in 4 rounds in October and subsequently jumped out of the cage and bought right into a battle with McGregor’s coaching companion, Dillon Danis.

Nurmagomedov was ultimately calmed down, however his actions then spurred extra incidents within the ring the place McGregor threw a punch at one of many males from Khabib’s nook after which the previous 155-pound champion was hit with a sucker punch from one other man.

Abdelaziz was not pleased with the disparity between the 2 punishments.

“I do not assume it is honest,” he informed ESPN. “Khabib will get $500,000 and Conor will get $50,00-0? I believe it is bulls—.”

Nurmagomedov himself referred his punishment by Nevada’s fee as “politics perpetually.”

Nurmagomedov’s cousin, PFL light-weight Abubakar Nurmagomedov, and teammate Zubaira Tukhugov every acquired a one-year suspension and $25,000 superb, which Abdelaziz informed ESPN that Khabib Nurmagomedov would pay.

Abdelaziz mentioned Khabib would not battle for the UFC till his teammates can resume their careers, which suggests he isn’t interested by preventing till at the very least Oct. 6 — when their suspensions expire.

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