McGregor Thanks NSAC And Breaks Down UFC 229 Brawl
Following the conclusion of his Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing earlier today, Conor McGregor thanked the commission for their ‘fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident’ at UFC 229.
McGregor was given a suspension of six months and given a $50,000 fine. You can read more about the hearing here.
McGregor also gave a little breakdown of the infamous incident.
The former double champion will be eligible to fight again on April 6th. Despite the fact that Khabib Nurmagomedov received a nine month suspension, which can be reduced to six months if he participates in a local anti-bullying campaign, the defending UFC lightweight champion said he wouldn’t fight while his cousin, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and teammate Zubaira Tukhugov remained suspended. Which is for one year.
With talk of Khabib not fighting again until November, it is thought that the UFC will create an interim title at 155lbs. With Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier being the obvious candidates.
Poirier earlier took to Twitter to say that he would only settle for a fight with McGregor or Ferguson.
If the UFC create another lightweight interim title fight, who do you think deserves to contest in it?