Dana White on NAC’s “Harsh” Punishment On Khabib
Dana White has added himself to the list of people who believe the Nevada Athletic Commission was heavy handed in giving Khabib Nurmagomedov a $500,000 fine for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.
Nurmagomedov was handed a nine-month backdated suspension along with the half-million dollar fine, which could be reduced if he particpates in an anti-bullying PSA that would be approved by the commission.”.
“I was obviously surprised how much they put on Khabib,” said White. “It was a half-million dollars and six months if he does some PSAs. They had the whole thing contained in seconds. It was a little harsh in my opinion. It is what it is.”
“It’s a fight. At the end of the day, it’s a fight,” he said of the NAC looking to police the language of fighters used to promote fights.
“Sometimes you come across people that don’t like each other and there’s a lot of bad blood. That was in the case in this fight. That’s what we do it’s the fight business. These guys are talking about fighters saying mean things to each other and all this other stuff. If you break it down and you go back to when Ali fought Frazier, and you look at the times when it happened, the stuff he said about Frazier and to Frazier was horrible. Horrible things you didn’t say to somebody else back then.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting