Roy Nelson has been handed a fine and suspension for kicking referee John McCarthy earlier this year in Brazil.
The Brazilian Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) told MMA Fighting that the heavyweight has been fined $24,000 and suspended nine months for his role in the incident.
However, if Nelson makes a public apology to McCarthy, the fine and suspension can be cut. He did face a maximum penalty of $40,000 and 25 months suspended.
Nelson defeated Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil.