UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended for nine months
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov / Pic: Facebook

UFC lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have been fined and suspended by Nevada Athletic Commission for the incident happened post-fight at UFC 229. According to reports a settlement was approved on Tuesday (local time).

According to reports Nurmagomedov, who is the reigning lightweight champion, received $500,000 USD ($700,000 AUD) fine and was suspended for nine months. The term of suspension can be reduced to six months if he participates in an anti-bullying public service announcement with Las Vegas police (via SMH).

The former two-division titleholder McGregor received $50,000 USD ($70,000 AUD) fine. The term of his suspension is six months.

UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones was granted a one-fight license to headline UFC 235 scheduled for March 3 (AEDT) in Las Vegas. According to MMA Fighting he is required to be drug tested a minimum of twice a month until the event, as well as continue to comply with a similarly rigorous testing schedule throughout the year if he wishes to compete in Nevada.

In addition, the promotion has formally announced Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith for the Light Heavyweight title as the main event of UFC 235 (via Twitter).