Nurmagomedov gets half of UFC 229 fight purse
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously yesterday to give UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov $1 million of his disclosed $2 million payout for the event, tying the other half’s fate to the resolution of a disciplinary hearing in December for his role in the post-fight melee.
NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell said the commission would have withheld Conor McGregor’s disclosed $3 million purse had it known the extent of his involvement, MMAJ reported.
The commission also voted unanimously to extend temporary suspensions for the fighters in the wake of the incident. McGregor and Nurmagomedov both are expected to attend the December hearing.