Dana White says that there could be stiff penalties for the brawl that broke out after the main event of UFC 229.
"The governor [Brian Sandoval] was here". That massive audience saw Nurmagomedov put on a handsome display of well-rounded fighting against the biggest puncher in MMA.
"I can understand from my experience with SBG and coming across them on Cage Warriors, on the shows".
Boston-based retired fighter Kenny Florian said the UFC is reaping what it sowed - it used the April incident when McGregor attacked Nurmagomedov's bus, hurling a hand truck, shattering windows and injuring some inside, as part of the event's promotion. "This is not my best side".
"What about he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father?" He came to Brooklyn and he broke a bus, he nearly killed a couple of people. "You can not talk about religion, you can not talk about nation".
Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Las Vegas. McGregor appeared to be referring to a book written several years ago which claimed that Abdelaziz once worked as an informant for the NYPD and Federal Bureau of Investigation among U.S. Muslims in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Equally we'd like to be talking about how Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov put on an absolute barnstormer of a fight that "the Eagle" won with a reverse choke submission in the fourth round.
"There's going to be fines", White said. "The biggest night of the year, and I'm disgusted".
Nurmagomedov got the last laugh, though.
"Then you got Khabib; he's a game opponent; a real fighter". He had the opportunity to walk out of that place a champion. "It should have been a very different night for him". Danis, a current member of the Bellator MMA roster, was the person Nurmagomedov jumped off the Octagon to attack after the two were involved in a shouting match.
Ferguson said that McGregor doesn't want anything to do with him and that the UFC will make sure that the two don't meet inside the cage. White said he was concerned if he did, the pro-McGregor crowd would've showered the octagon and fans below with debris.
"He was strutting up, doing his thing and I could see his shadow".
"You guys have no idea what we have to prepare for".
The pay-per-view (PPV) may just be the biggest in MMA history. I'm going to prepare for the next guy in front of me.