McGregor suspended on medical grounds

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) confirmed the Irishman is suspended from fighting until November 6, with no contact allowed until October 28.

McGregor, who has called for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov following his fourth-round tap-out loss, will not take part in any action until his medical suspension, which is routine in UFC, is over.

Saturday’s controversial fight in Las Vegas at UFC 229 ended with a post-fight brawl with the Russian fighter jumping out of the octagon to attack one of McGregor’s training partners, Dillon Danis.

Chaos ensued inside the stadium, with McGregor also being attacked by a member of Khabib’s entourage.

UFC boss Dana White later confirmed three members of Nurmagomedov’s team were briefly detained by police but were released soon afterwards when McGregor said he would not press charges.

The Russian is still awaiting confirmation of whether he will receive his $1.5m prize money

On Monday, McGregor returned to Twitter and said: “We lost the match but won the battle. The war goes on.”

Following the incidents at the weekend, Khabib held a press conference in which he apologised for his actions, although he highlighted his disdain for McGregor’s antics ahead of the clash which involved an attack on his team bus. – Sky Sports

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