Conor McGregor banned for six months following post-fight brawl

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    • McGregor banned for six months after Las Vegas fight
    • Khabib suspended for nine months and fined heavily
    • Both bans backdated to night of the brawl

    (CNN)Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have received back-dated bans for their part in the ugly scenes that followed their fight in Las Vegas in October 2018.

    The Irishman was handed a six-month suspension and fined $50,000, while his opponent Nurmagomedov was banned for nine months and fined $500,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
      The post-fight brawl came after Nurmagomedov scaled the octagon to launch an attack on McGregor's team after defeating the Irishman to maintain his unbeaten 27-0 record last year.
      Members of the Russian's team were also involved in a fracas with the beaten McGregor.
      Both bans have been back-dated to the night of the fight.
      Khabib Nurmagomedov is escorted out of the arena after defeating Conor McGregor.