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Khabib Done Fighting In Nevada, Will Sit-Out Until Teammates’ Suspension Over

As expected, the UFC lightweight champion has claimed that he will not compete in mixed martial arts until his teammates are free to fight again.

Khabib Nurmagomedov also let it be known that he is through with fighting in the state of Nevada – where he has contested 4 of his 27 career fights to date.

He himself was given a nine-month suspension along with a $500,000 fine – although it has been stated that the Russian’s involvement in an anti-bullying PSA could see that ban shortened to six-months.

Khabib’s teammates Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov were both given one-year suspensions for their part in the skirmish and according to ESPN‘s Ariel Helwani, the champ will both pay for their legal costs/fines and sit out on the sidelines until they are cleared to fight again.

With an eye on a return in Madison Square Garden, New York in November – Helwani reported Khabib’s reaction to the NSAC decision.

Nurmagomedov himself took to Twitter to make a short and seemingly frustrated response.

And then again with the following post.

Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz had the following to say on the punishments handed out – again, coming from ESPN‘s Helwani.

“I don’t think it’s fair. Khabib gets $500k and Conor gets $50k? I think it’s bullshit.

(Concerning the suspensions for Khabib and Conor) “That’s fair. They’ll both get six months. But for his teammates, it’s too much.”

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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