McGregor suffered his second UFC defeat against Nurmagomedov this week..

MMA fighter delivers incredible rant about Conor McGregor punching first at UFC 229

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Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov were given their first piece of news from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday night.

The two fighters awaited the verdict of an investigation regarding the brawl after their fight at UFC 229, which Nurmagomedov won by a fourth round submission.

Mere seconds after McGregor succumbed to a neck crank, his Russian opponent threw his mouthguard in anger and launched himself over the octagon.

That was followed by an incident involving McGregor where two members of Nurmagomedov's team attacked him in the cage.

It's been revealed that both fighters have been given a maximum 10-day suspension from the NSAC before a vote on October 24 which will decide over an indefinite ban.

UFC 229 brawl

So, UFC fans will have to strap themselves in and await the verdict, which could have huge implications for a potential rematch in America.

How the respective bans compare will also be of interest, especially considering the revelation that McGregor actually threw the first punch during the octagon brawl.

It had been assumed that the 30-year-old had not physically resisted, but fresh videos have shown he tried to vault the cage himself and also engaged in combat.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

MMA fighter's astonishing rant

For that reason, McGregor can expect a harsher punishment than first expected but not everybody agrees with the new revelation.

That's includes Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen who is attracting plenty of attention for his verdict on McGregor throwing the first punch and it's certainly causing a stir.

The MMA specialist noted: "If you're engaging me aggressively and they're within arm's reach, I'm a sucker if I allow you to throw the first punch.

"The first thing you do, and if you're dad wasn't smart enough to tell you, you don't let somebody get within arm's reach of you when they've got that look in their eye.

"If they break the distance, you always hit them first.

"Conor McGregor - who I'm not a defender of - was where he was supposed to be, doing what he was supposed to do and was a licensed fighter following the unifying rule: 'defend yourself at all times."

Passionate stuff and you can check out the full video below:

There are some that are in complete agreement with Sonnen and believe McGregor was simply defending himself, whereas other just aren't buying the argument.

Take a look at some of the reaction below:

Regardless of the circumstances, though, McGregor was documented as a throwing a punch and trying to leave the octagon so he can expect some punishment in the coming days.

However, it certainly won't be as severe as the one Nurmagomedov will be given and the Russian fighter is still without his purse for the fight.

The saga should be put to rest in just 10 day's time but this week's drama is guaranteed to keep the debate raging in the meantime.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

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