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    McGregor Reportedly Suspended for Month After Being Beaten by Khabib

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    The Irish athlete lost the much-anticipated UFC fight that took place in Las Vegas on October 6, after he submitted in the fourth round due to a neck crank performed by his Russian opponent.

    Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has been put on the medical suspension list of the Nevada Athletic Commission following his UFC fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas, according to a report by the website MMA Fighting. As reported by the cited document, the Irish fighter is under suspension until November 6 and cannot engage in any practice with contact until October 28.

    READ MORE: Khabib Nurmagomedov Takes Down Conor McGregor at Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Many social media users saw the suspension as the UFC punishing the Irish fighter for his involvement in the brawl that broke out after the match.

    Some twitterians noted that it's common for fighters after tough matches and is not a big deal.

    One of them noted that it was not an easy fight for McGregor.

    Others pointed out that such a brief medical suspension is hardly worth noticing.

    The highly-anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov ended in the fourth round with McGregor's submission following a neck crank by the Russian fighter. However, Nurmagomedov's lightweight championship title remains in doubt because he has been accused of starting a brawl outside the octagon after McGregor surrendered. UFC head Dana White believes that the Russian athlete has a chance of keeping his title despite the misdemeanor. The Nevada Athletic Commission will rule on the fate of his title.

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