Conor McGregor has tweeted about the NSAC's sanctioning on the UFC 229 fracas

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Conor McGregor has been fined $50,000 and banned for six-months for his involvement in the brawl at UFC 229.

It's been over three months since the fracas started during his world title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, losing by submission after a lengthly absence and lucrative foray into boxing.

The post-fight events have become infamous, with images of Nurmagomedov leaping into McGregor's team going viral and footage from every angle being put under the microscope.

However, it wasn't until this week that the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) finally gave out their punishments to both fighters and other associated figures.

Nurmagomedov received a much weightier fine for his involvement, not surprising when you consider the Russian escalated the situation to physical conflict.

McGregor and Khabib fined

The lightweight champion will have $500,000 of his purse - which totalled over $2 million - seized by the committee.

He will also be banned for nine months, although he can reduce that sentence to the same length as McGregor by filming an anti-bullying video for the Las Vegas Police Department.

A few parties involved have reacted to the verdict now, including McGregor's coach John Kavanagh, who wasn't happy to see his fighter fined. 

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

McGregor reacts on Twitter

And now McGregor himself has given his thoughts on the decision, posting a tweet that may surprise fans with its considered nature.

The former featherweight champion clearly wanted to express his appreciation for the matter being resolved, while also referring to the clash itself.

He then followed that up with confirmation that he landed the final blow, having been provoked by a member of the Nurmagomedov team who missed over the Irishman's left shoulder.

Check out his tweets down below:

Fair enough, Conor.

The team of his opponent also reacted passionately to the decision, although they decided to use some rather strong words as opposed to evidence.

Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz reacted by saying: “I don’t think it’s fair. Khabib gets $500k and Conor gets $50k? I think it’s bulls***."

Meanwhile, the fighter himself simply posted 'politics forever' on Twitter and followed that up with a Instagram post of him laying on a sofa, fast asleep. 

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

The incident itself has plenty of back story and both fighters feel very passionately about the situation and it's clear that McGregor still wants to get his point across.

We'll let you decide whether that would be the case if McGregor insighted the brawl and had to pay $500,000 himself.

Although, given his fight purses, that would essentially be loose change.

Do you agree with NSAC's verdict on the brawl? Have your say in the comments section below.

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