On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed out their sanctions to the fighters involved in the brawl at UFC 229. Conor McGregor was suspended six months and fined $50,000, while his opponent in Khabib Nurmagomedov received a whopping $500,000 fine and a nine month suspension (that could be lowered to six).
McGregor on the other hand, issued a statement saying he is happy with how everything was handled.
I am thankful for the Nevada athletic commissions fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2019
It was not my intention to land the final blow of the night on my opponent’s blood relative. It’s just how it played out.
I look forward to competing again soon.
Thank you all.
While McGregor says it wasn’t his intention to “land the final blow of the night,” he still decided to brag about it on his very next tweet.
Straight left hand inside the attackers jab.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2019
He attempted to use the big security guard that’s in all the movies as cover, but I could smell him a mile away and landed flush down the pipe.
The final blow of the night UFC 229 in association with McGregor Sports and Entertainment. pic.twitter.com/h4GO46oX3a
McGregor lost the bout to Khabib via a fourth round submission.
He will be eligible to compete again when his suspension ends this April. McGregor seems to be eying a bout against Donald Cerrone next, although according to Freddie Roach, Georges St-Pierre wants a crack at him too.