UFC President Dana White considers Nurmagomedov’s punishment too severe
The president of the UFC Dane White believes that the Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov received a too severe punishment. On Tuesday, Nurmagomedov was suspended for nine months for brawling after the fight for the UFC lightweight title with Irishman Conor MacGregor. The fight took place on October 7 in Las Vegas.
The Russian will also have to pay a fine of $500 thousand. The period of disqualification could be reduced to six months, if the fighter agreed to play in social advertising, but he refused.
"I was surprised by the decision on the case of Khabib. Half a million dollars and six months of disqualification, provided that he act in commercials. I think this is too harsh. But it is what is," said White.