If Khabib Nurmagomedov gets punished for his role in the post-fight melee that overtook UFC 229, it will likely come from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) and not the UFC.
UFC president Dana White told TMZ this week that Nurmagomedov will “absolutely” not be stripped of the lightweight title he successfully defended with a fourth-round submission over Conor McGregor on Saturday in the blockbuster main event of UFC 229.
I do not think that that should happen,” White added when asked about what should happen to Nurmagomedov.
The brawl between Nurmagomedov’s team and McGregor’s team erupted at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov scaled the cage and dove into McGregor’s corner to seemingly confront the Irishman’s teammate Dillon Danis.
Now Nurmagomedov is facing both a potential fine and suspension from the NAC for what happened at UFC 229, however White said the two situations were dissimilar.
In this thing (the UFC 229 brawl), [Nurmagomedov] was a part of something that was regulated by the Nevada state athletic commission.
He was at an event with more people than have ever been at an event for a UFC event in Vegas. »