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    Khabib Nurmagomedov, left, punches Conor McGregor during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

    McGregor, Khabib Disqualified for 6 and 9 Months for Post-Fight Brawl

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    The fighters were temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after a melee that erupted at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 6 October 2018.

    The commission decided at the hearing on Tuesday that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor would be suspended for 9 and 6 months respectively. In addition, Nurmagomedov has been fined $500,000, while his rival must pay $50,000.

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    Following his victory in the match against McGregor in October, Nurmagomedov jumped out of the octagon and attacked McGregor's coach, sparking a melee in which the Irish athlete also took part.

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