Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will be temporarily suspended on Oct. 15 ahead of an Oct. 24 meeting with the Nevada Athletic Commission, NAC executive Bob Bennett told Ariel Helwani of ESPN. The Commission will determine if either of the two fighters will be suspended indefinitely pending the results of an investigation into the UFC 229 melee.
This is the first step in the NAC's disciplinary process. The two lightweight fighters' ultimate fate won't be known until the investigation is complete.
Following Nurmagomedov's fourth-round defense of his 155-pound title against McGregor, the Dagestan native jumped the cage and attacked several members of the Irishman's team. Meanwhile, McGregor attempted to follow his opponent and threw a punch at one member of Nurmagomedov's camp.
Nurmagomedov has still yet to receive his $2-million purse from the event, and said Thursday he will quit the UFC if the promotion were to fire his teammate for his post-fight actions.