Conor McGregor suspended by UFC on medical grounds following devastating submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Following his brutal fourth-round KO defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, The Notorious is not allowed to fight until November 6, with "no contact" allowed until October 28.

The man who beat him, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is not on the suspension list – perhaps emphasising just how convincing he was in Las Vegas at the weekend.

After particularly bruising encounters, fighters are assessed by UFC medical teams, with a decision then taken on when they can return to training and competitive action.

And following the Irish fighter being choked out in the fourth round and seeing his lightweight world title dreams dashed, he will have to take some time away from the Octagon.

SunSport reported earlier today how the 30-year is under investigation as to whether he threw the first punch in the melee that overshadowed the main event.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission can hold on to ALL of McGregor’s £2.3million fight purse until they have gone over footage of the chaotic brawl on Sunday morning.

And BOTH fighters could be hit in the pocket as part of the investigation and suspended from fighting in the desert city.

Scenes of mayhem descended on the T-Mobile Arena after the lightweight bout in Las Vegas.

Footage of the melee showed the Irishman, 30, throwing the first punch that hit Khabib’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov, while all parties face interviews from officials.

NASC chair Anthony Marnell said: "We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

"Because we withheld one purse, we will have to move expeditiously to a complaint and hearing.

"We have held 100 percent of one of the fighter's money, so the goal is to get the complaints out in the next 24 to 48 hours."

Speaking of the attack on McGregor, Marnell said although Conor declined to press charges, he will be looking into taking action.

"There are a lot of things here.


"There are a lot of charges that can be brought against a spectator who came over the barricade, through the commission section and into the octagon to strike a fighter three times.

"For the record, I have a massive problem with that. That cannot happen.

"We're taking a really hard look at that gentleman.

"We know exactly who he is and where he is. I have to let the attorney general determine — is that trespassing, disturbing the peace?

"That was a serious action and it deserves a serious consequence."

When asked if Khabib will be facing a fine or a suspension, Marnell said: "Both. It's always both.

"We could do one or the other, but at least in the chair's mind, I think the commission will be entertaining a recommendation from the attorney general that will include both.

"This is a serious issue, this is not a light issue.

"This isn't, 'We smacked each other in the face in a hotel lobby the week of a fight.'

"This is the night of the event, and it needs to stay inside that field of combat.

"There are serious regulations and statutes about what took place, and the consequences have to match the actions."

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