Conor McGregor vs Khabib: UFC 229
Conor McGregor failed in his attempt to win back his UFC Lightweight title last night as he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib, who sealed victory in the fourth round with a rear naked choke hold was not presented his belt nor were any speeches made due to a brawl breaking out after the fight which saw McGregor attacked by two men who had entered the cage.
After the fight Nurmagomedov immediately ran and mounted the octagon to attack McGregors Jiu-Jitsu coach, Dillon Danis with a two-footed lunge.
The Russian fighter later apologised for his actions “First of all I want to say sorry to athletic commission Nevada, to Vegas, I know this is not my best side. This is not my best side,”
“I don’t understand how people can talk about how I jumped on the cage, worry about how he talked about my religion, talked about my country, talked about my father.
“He comes to Brooklyn and he broke the bus and almost killed a couple of people; worry about this.
“Why are people still talking about how I jumped over the cage, I don’t understand.”
UFC president Dana White later confirmed in a post-fight press conference that the Nevada State Athletic Commission had withheld Nurmagomedov’s purse pending an investigation.
“The Nevada State Athletic Commission pulled the footage from us, there’s an investigation going on. They are withholding Khabib’s purse, they are not withholding Conor’s,” he said
White also confirmed that McGregor did not press charges against the members of Khabib’s team who were involved in the brawl so they have been released.
McGregor later signaled that there could be a rematch when he tweeted “Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.”