The commission has placed most of the burden on Nurmagomedov as he is barred from competing in the state for nine months and has been fined $500,000. In comparison, McGregor was only subjected to a six-month suspension with a $50,000 fine.
This decision is a result of the post-fight melee that took place on Oct. 6, 2018. After forcing McGregor into submission, the tauntings of someone in Conor's camp led Nurmagomedov to scale the UFC's famed cage octagon and fly into the crowd after the heckler. The anger was an accumulation of disrespectful jeers Conor threw at Khabib in the midst of trying to sell the fight. At one point McGregor called Khabib's father a "quivering coward" in addition to his McGregor's coach attacking Khabib's Islamic faith.