Munhoz fined for exiting cage after Garbrandt KO at UFC 235

April 24, 2019

UFC bantamweight Pedro Munhoz was fined $2,5000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission after he exited the cage in celebrating his win against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235 last month.

He will also have to pay $327.06 in prosecution fees prior to obtaining another license to fight.  He’s scheduled to meet Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 in Chicago this June.

According to the AG’s office at the Commission hearing held on Wednesday, he was told not to exit the cage after his fight was over.  Munhoz jumped the fence after his KO of Cody Garbrandt and stood in front of the announce team and seemed to calmly talk to Dominick Cruz about wanting to fight him next.

Payout Perspective:

The obvious reason for the enforcement of these rules stems from last October’s melee when Khabib Nurmogomedov went after Conor McGregor’s corner.  Obviously, it also prevents anyone from the outside injuring the fighter and vice versa.  It also sounds like the commission warned fighters not to exit the cage after fights.  While I think that the fine was not necessary, it was required due to enforce the rules uniformly.

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