UFC bantamweight competitor Pedro Munhoz will remain temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Munhoz was issued a temporary suspension for his UFC 235 celebration. He jumped the Octagon fence after knocking out ex-135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt. Both Munhoz and Garbrandt took home an extra $50,000 for their “Fight Of The Night”-winning performances.

Today (Wed. March 27, 2019), the NSAC voted unanimously to extend Munhoz’s temporary celebration until he goes before the commission. He is being accused of ignoring the commission’s instructions to stay off the Octagon fence and remain in the cage after his win.

NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett spoke to MMA Fighting and noted that the rule is in place to protect the fighters from injury, as well as from possibly harming others:

“Our inspectors were specifically advised by me to make sure the fighters knew they were not authorized to jump out of the cage,” Bennett said.

It was also noted that the punishment has nothing to do with the infamous incident between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s team at October’s UFC 229.

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