If there’s one thing you need to know on this icy English morning it’s, just hours ago, Conor McGregor was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov. What followed was utter carnage. A proper donnybrook.
You can see for yourselves what I’m talking about below, but essentially, things got very heated as soon as the fight was over.
Khabib jumped out of the Octagon, McGregor followed. Fists were flying everywhere. Eventually they spilled back into the Octagon and numerous people were attacked. McGregor himself being hit by members of Khabib’s crew multiple times.
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As the two parties were frantically separated some of Khabib’s team were arrested by police at the T-Mobile Arena and both McGregor and Khabib were given police escorts out of the venue.
As a result, Khabib wasn’t even given his belt after Dana White stated, there would be ‘security concerns’ if it were to happen.
While White at first claimed the violent members of Khabib’s entourage would be ‘going to jail’ he later explained McGregor had told him he didn’t want to press charges, reports Pundit Arena.
The three members of Khabib's team who attacked McGregor in the cage post-fight have been arrested, per Dana White pic.twitter.com/eF1F7DUvHw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 7, 2018
More specifically he said:
Conor was one of the guys who was attacked but Conor refuses to press charges. The guys that they did have, they’ve released.
There were three guys who I think were from Khabib’s team and they were arrested but they were released because Conor didn’t want to press charges.
White also had strong words to say on any UFC fighters who were involved in the post-fight brawl saying they would never fight in the UFC again.
He also revealed the Nevada State Athletic Commission had decided to withhold Nurmagomedov’s purse, while McGregor was paid.
I talked to [Nevada State Athletic Commisson’s executive director] Bob Bennett and he said he was withholding both guys’ purses and wasn’t going to give them their money.
Then they went in and they pulled a bunch of footage from us and called me back. They did an interview with McGregor and then they gave him his purse but they’re withholding Khabib’s.
No matter what happens in the near future regarding the after-fight fight, Nurmagomedov now boasts an incredible 27-0 record while having inflicting the fourth loss of McGregor’s 25-fight career.
The fight came to an end in the fourth round when McGregor was forced to tap out. Who would win it next time round? The Notorious or Khabib? Let us know.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.