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Khabib Receives Half Of His UFC 229 Winnings, Remains Suspended

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has lastly gotten paid, however not in full.

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has agreed to pay Khabib $1 million of his $2 million UFC 229 purse, whereas the remainder stays withheld. Additionally, Okamoto stories the NSAC voted unanimously on Wednesday to increase its short-term suspensions of Khabib and Conor McGregor for his or her put up battle actions at UFC 229.

McGregor acquired his $three million purse instantly after the battle, however NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell stated that may not have been the case had the fee had complete movie to overview on the evening of the battle. Both fighters will stay suspended indefinitely, and there is not any timeframe for when the investigation will conclude.

Okamoto writes:

Once the mud has settled will probably be attention-grabbing to see who challenges Khabib for his light-weight championship, assuming he is not banned from the promotion. McGregor just lately supplied a round-by-round evaluation of his loss at UFC 229, alongside together with his plans to battle whomever is put in entrance of him. A put up on his IG web page reads partly, “I shall be again with my confidence excessive. Fully ready. If it isn’t the rematch straight away, no drawback. I’ll face the following in line. It’s all me at all times, anyway.”

UFC President Dana White is effectively conscious that McGregor needs a rematch, and is aware of will probably be one other profitable bout, however he tells ESPN, “… As a battle fan, you have to go together with Tony [Ferguson]. Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, received stripped, this battle occurs — Tony by no means misplaced the [interim] belt in a battle. Neither did Conor, however Conor received the chance to truly battle [Nurmagomedov]. I believe Tony deserves the following shot.” 

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