After leaving the octagon without permission following his UFC 235 win over Cody Garbrandt, Pedro Munhoz has been hit with a $2500 fine, plus fees.
An overly enthusiastic Pedro Munhoz jumped out of the octagon at UFC 235 — and it has cost him. As per an MMA Fighting report, Munhoz has been hit with a fine of $2,500 from the Nevada State Athletic Commission following the incident, which happened last month after his bout with Cody Garbrandt. Counting attorney’s fees, the total bill comes to $2,827.06.
Munhoz is currently under temporary suspension by the NSAC. A suspension that will not be lifted until the bill is paid. The good news is, the fight picked up a Fight of the Night bonus, earning Munhoz an extra $50,000. So paying the fine should not be an issue.
While nothing came of the incident, Munhoz (and other fighters) were warned in advance not to leave the octagon under any circumstances. That’s no doubt a response to the actions of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in the same venue. The UFC lightweight champion took flight after vanquishing Conor McGregor, leaping out of the cage to attack his corner. In the process, the Dagestani fighter risked sparking a riot, or at the very least injuring onlookers. That infraction earned him a half-million dollar fine, and nine month suspension.