16 February 2019, 13:07
Nurmagomedov pays fine for his brawl after fight with McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov, a Dagestani MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, who was fined for the brawl he initiated after his fight with Conor McGregor, has paid the fine of 500,000 US dollars. Khabib has also paid the fines for his team members, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 7, 2018, at the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) 229 tournament, held in Las Vegas, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his champion's belt in the lightweight category by defeating the Irishman Conor McGregor. The fight ended with a brawl of the teams of Nurmagomedov and McGregor. On January 29, the Nevada State Athletic Commission fined Nurmagomedov by 500,000 US dollars and suspended him from fighting for nine months, starting from the date of the brawl. Members of Khabib's team, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov were fined by 50,000 US dollars and disqualified for a year each.
"The entire amount of the fines has been received by the Nevada State Athletic Commission," the TASS quoted the representative of Khabib's team on February 15.
The source has added that Nurmagomedov also paid the fines for his comrades, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, of 50,000 US dollars each; besides, he paid for the services of their advocate in the amount of 200,000 US dollars.
Let us remind you that Khabib's opponent, Conor McGregor was disqualified for a shorter period of six months, and the fine imposed to him was 50,000 US dollars.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 16, 2019 at 01:24 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.