Conor McGregor: Judgement day for UFC 229 brawl set for Notorious and Khabib

The pair were involved in an unsavoury brawl following Nurmagomedov’s fourth-round submission victory, which saw him retain the lightweight title.

Nurmagomedov sparked the mass melee but leaping out of the cage and attempting to attack Conor McGregor‘s Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis.

That act sparked a ruckus inside the cage, in which McGregor was punched by two members of Nurmagomedov’s team after clashing with the Russian’s cousin Abubakar.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has filed complaints against both men and have withheld Nurmagomedov’s £1.57m ($2million) purse.

The pair were issued ten-day suspensions for their antics, which tainted a stellar fight card for the .

And both men will be suspended for a further ten days on October 15 ahead of the NSAC’s next meeting.

That hearing will take place on October 24 and the commission will decide whether or not to suspend the pair indefinitely pending the outcome of their investigation.

News of the latest development in the post-UFC 229 saga was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.

Nurmagomedov, 30, apologised for his out-of-character rush of blood to the head during the post-fight press conference.

However, he has since shown no remorse for his actions and has if they exile his team-mate Zubaira Tukhugov for punching McGregor in the post-fight melee.

“I would like to address UFC. Why didn’t you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people?” a fired-up Nurmagomedov asked on Instagram.

“They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?

“Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started.

“In any case, punish me, Zubaira Tukhugov has nothing to do with that.

“If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You cancelled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor.

“But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.

“If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother.

“If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise, I’ll break it myself.

“And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat.

“We have defended our honour and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers.”

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