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Khabib and McGregor have been initial 10-day suspensions.

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov handed initial punishment by NSAC

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It’s been almost a week since UFC 229 and yet it’s still dominating the headlines.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fourth-round victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas has almost been forgotten about thanks to what happened afterward.

The Russian jumped over the cage to attack McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis, leading to an almighty brawl outside of the octagon.

It also sparked scenes inside of the ring as McGregor traded blows with members of Khabib’s camp.

It was carnage and it’s, unfortunately, clouded Khabib’s dominant victory.

The question now is: What’s going to happen to the two fighters?

We already know that Kahbib’s $2 million purse has been withheld by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) pending an investigation.

And now, NSAC have dished out their initial punishments for the two fighters.

It’s been revealed that they will both receive a 10-day suspension on October 15.

Of course, that’s not the end of it.

According to ESPN, per the Mirror, NSAC will then vote on October 24 as to whether the rivals will be suspended indefinitely.

While Khabib hasn’t received his purse, McGregor has picked up his entire $3 million after being initially cleared of wrongdoing. However, the Irishman could now be banned and fined after footage appeared to show him throwing punches after the fight.

McGregor could also be punished

Khabib, though, may not be too fussed if NSAC decide to suspend him indefinitely.

That’s because he’s already threatened to quit UFC if one of his teammates is punished for his role during the brawl at UFC 229.

Dana White said he could ban Zubaira Tukhugov from UFC after he attack McGregor after the fight.

Khabib posted on Instagram that “If you decide to fire him [Tukhugov], you should know that you’ll lose me too.”

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