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Dana White: Suspending Khabib for over a year for UFC 229 brawl ‘would not be fair’

UFC president Dana White gives his own expected scenario for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s sanction for the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

There is still uncertainty in terms of what will happen to both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for their involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to mete out the necessary sanctions for both men, which will likely involve lengthy suspensions.

UFC president Dana White himself has no clue on how hefty the punishments would be, but he does have an idea about what a “fair” one is.

“I can’t see them giving Khabib over a year,” White said at the TUF 28 post-fight press conference over the weekend. “If it’s over a year, come on, man. That would not be fair.

“The whole thing was over in 40 seconds. Nobody got touched. Nobody got hurt. Nothing happened.

“I think that the Commission has to send a message, and I hope it’s not over a year,” he continued. “I don’t think it would be fair.”

White had already previously stated that he would not be imposing any “behavioral guidelines” for the possible rematch between McGregor and Khabib.