Khabib's manager suggests McGregor barbs led to post-fight skirmish

Grant SmithOct 08, 2018

Three individuals believed to be a part of Nurmagomedov's team were initially arrested for their part in the attack on McGregor, who was sucker punched by a man who jumped into the Octagon and attacked him from behind.

Danis (1-0) was at the centre of a heated brawl after Khabib Nurmagomedov's fourth-round submission win over McGregor at UFC 229 on Saturday with the Russian fighter scaling the fence to attack McGregor's coach only seconds after referee Herb Dean put an end to the contest.

"Some people love that. but for me, it's a bad night".

The commission's first move was to hold Nurmagomedov's guaranteed US$2 million purse indefinitely, and it's unclear whether law enforcement will pursue charges.

Meanwhile, McGregor was involved in a separate skirmish with others who had jumped into the octagon before the situations were eventually diffused as the fighters were escorted from the arena.

"The fight was very clear", Rogan said.

Dana White says that there could be stiff penalties for the brawl that broke out after the main event of UFC 229. "But [McGregor] talked about my religion, my country, my father".

White said Nurmagomedov should've "pulled [McGregor] up from the ground and said, 'Hey, good fight, ' and got his belt". For Khabib it wasn't fight promotion, it was really personal. I want apologise to the Nevada [State] Athletic Commission, the governor of Nevada and I want to thank the Las Vegas police department and security for doing such an unbelievable job.

However for the fight to go ahead, UFC organisers need to overcome a timezone dilemma for pay-per-view buyers in the States.

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