Khabib Receives Half Of His UFC 229 Winnings, Remains Suspended

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 his $2 million UFC 229 purse, whereas the remainder stays withheld. Additionally, Okamoto experiences the NSAC voted unanimously on Wednesday to increase its short-term suspensions Khabib and Conor McGregor for his or her publish battle actions at UFC 229.

McGregor obtained his $three million purse instantly after the battle, however NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell mentioned that may not have been the case had the fee had complete movie to evaluation on the night time the battle. Both fighters will stay suspended indefinitely, and there isn’t any time-frame for when the investigation will conclude.

Okamoto writes:

Once the mud has settled it is going to be fascinating to see who challenges Khabib for his light-weight championship, assuming he is not banned from the promotion. McGregor not too long ago fered a round-by-round evaluation his loss at UFC 229, alongside together with his plans to battle whomever is put in entrance him. A publish on his IG web page reads partly, “I can be again with my confidence excessive. Fully ready. If it’s not the rematch straight away, no downside. I’ll face the following in line. It’s all me at all times, anyway.”

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