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Conor McGregor Breaks Down UFC 229 Post-Fight Punch, Thanks NSAC

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion took a moment to draw attention to his post-fight handy-work during the UFC 229 skirmish.

We’re sure Conor McGregor was feeling pretty chuffed today after being handed a relatively lenient ban and monetary fine for his involvement in the post-fight brawl that stood as one of the memorable and indeed ugly moments of 2018.

He received a six-month retroactive ban as well as a $50,000 fine which means that he will be able to complete for the UFC from April 6th onwards. Khabib, on the other hand, was given a nine-month ban (which could be shortened to six-months) and a $500,000 fine.

Conor took to his official Twitter to thank the Nevada State Athletic Commission for what he described as a ‘fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident”.

Not content to leave it at that, the Irishman took a moment to highlight the punch he connected on a shot on Khabib’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov.

While the entire debacle was something that was well and truly shameful for the sport, there is at least some peace to be taken from the fact that we can now collectively move on from UFC 229 and look forward to hopefully seeing both guys fight again in 2019.

Not much is known about the identities of the fighters each man will take on, but in recent times, there has been quite a bit of noise suggesting that Conor’s next opponent will be Donald Cerrone – a choice his longtime coach Owen Roddy seems genuinely excited by.

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