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Conor Mcgregor Suspended after Defeat to Nurmagonedov

Conor Mcgregor has been suspended by the UFC following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagonedov at the weekend.

Conor McGregor was defeated by Nurmagomedov in the fourth round when he was forced to submit.

But the drama didn’t end there as the Russian climbed out of the cage, sparking wild scenes which saw McGregor attacked by at least two of Nurmagomedov’s team.

The UFC have now released the list of medical suspensions for fighters competing on the UFC 229 card.

And the Irishman has received a one-month medical suspension, meaning he will not be allowed any contact until October 28.

Nurmagomedov didn’t receive any suspension, having sustained barely any damage from the main event.

An official line from the UFC report reads: ”Conor McGregor: Suspended until 6/11/18, no contact until 28/10/18.”

McGregor was making his return to mixed martial arts after a two-year hiatus in an event which was billed as the biggest in the UFC’s history.

The duo’s camps clashed in Brooklyn in April in an incident which saw McGregor throw a dolly at the window of a bus containing several rival fighters, including Nurmagomedov.

The Russian retained his lightweight title with a career-best performance at T-Mobile Arena, but soured his night with his actions afterwards.

UFC president Dana White said afterwards: “I’ve been doing this for 18 years and I couldn’t be more disappointed.”

Nurmagomedov did express regret at what had unfolded but showed his disdain for McGregor’s behaviour leading up to the fight.

He said: “First of all I want to say sorry to Nevada Athletic Commission and second to Vegas. I know this is not my best side. I’m a human being.

“But I don’t understand how people can talk about how I jump on the cage. He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father.

“He came to Brooklyn and he broke a bus, he almost killed a couple of people. What about this s***? Why do people talk about me jumping over the cage? I don’t understand.

“This is a respectful sport, not a trash-talking sport. I want to change the game, you cannot talk about religion, about nationality.”

McGregor has not spoken publicly about the incident but has expressed his desire on social media for a rematch with Nurmagomedov, who now holds a perfect 27-0 record in his MMA career.

After saying he was “looking forward to the rematch” in a tweet on Sunday, the Irishman posted on Instagram the following day: “We lost the match but won the battle. The war goes on.”

The post was accompanied by a picture of McGregor sporting a black eye but looking relaxed holding a drink.

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