Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been suspended indefinitely pending the investigation into their UFC 229 brawl.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) met to decide whether the fighters should be allowed to compete in the interim but judged that they are both to remain inactive.

The suspensions come after Khabib jumped over the cage following his submission victory over McGregor in round four of their lightweight championship bout in Las Vegas earlier this month.

He started a fight with the Irishman's teammate Dillon Danis, a scrap that triggered a melee, leading the NSAC to withhold his NZ$306million fight purse.


The Commission voted to allow the Dagestani wrestler NZ$153m of that money in the meeting earlier this week.

The other half of the prize money will be withheld until the disciplinary hearing in December.

Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after submitting Conor McGregor. Photo / Getty Images
Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after submitting Conor McGregor. Photo / Getty Images

Both McGregor and Khabib have been asked to attend the hearing in person.

McGregor was awarded his share of the money despite footage emerging of him punching a member of Khabib's team on the cage.

Two more of the champion's entourage then attacked McGregor in the cage as the T-Mobile Arena descended temporarily into chaos.

Chairman of the NSAC Anthony Marnell III said: 'If I would have had the video I now have, I would have also withheld McGregor's purse.'

The Irishman has since posted a lengthy message on Instagram, accepting that he was beaten fair and square, saying he'll fight whoever is put in front of him.

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Thoughts on my last fight. Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position. From a fight standpoint the first round is mine. Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round. Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight. It was a nice shot. After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played. If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now. I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever. Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only. That won’t happen again. I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. To defense minded. Lessons. Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set. You are the master of your own universe. I am the master of this. I must take my own advice. Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round. Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage. Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here. That is my fault. Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence. A stable position. Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square. What can I say? It was a great fight and it was my pleasure. I will be back with my confidence high. Fully prepared. If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway. See you soon my fighting fans I love you all ❤

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Khabib has apologised for his behaviour in the aftermath and is pushing for a lucrative boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, though it still seems a fanciful prospect at this stage.