Conor McGregor & Khabib Nurmagomedov temporarily suspended

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov
Nurmagomedov made McGregor tap out in the fourth round

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) pending a full investigation into the scenes that marred the end of Sunday's UFC lightweight fight in Las Vegas.

Following his victory, Nurmagomedov jumped the octagon fence and started fighting his rival's team.

McGregor then fought with the Russian's camp as numerous brawls broke out.

The NSAC, which sanctioned the bout, withheld Nurmagomedov's fight purse.

The commission says it will meet on 24 October and consider whether to extend the suspensions and retain the money.

If the NSAC imposes a ban, other athletic commissions are likely to follow suit.

The UFC can decide whether to strip Nurmagomedov of his belt, but president Dana White has already said the Russian will keep his title.

Nurmagomedov made McGregor tap out in the fourth round, and the Irishman has since been suspended for a month on medical grounds.

Members of Nurmagomedov's team were also involved in a brawl with McGregor in the octagon after the Russian vaulted the cage fence.

Three of his party were arrested but later released, with McGregor refusing to press charges.

Nurmagomedov apologised following the incident but cited pre-fight comments in which McGregor "talked about my religion, talked about my country, talked about my father".

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