It was a shock for UFC fans to see Conor McGregor tapped Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov’s arm as he surrendered to the eventual champion’s choke. However, this monumental moment was overshadowed by a post-brawl as Khabib’ suddenly climbed the staged and jumped at the men located in McGregor’s side and caused a fight.
They were immediately stopped and there were no injuries reported coming from both side.
UFC President Dana White admitted that this is one of the most disappointing turn of events in his 18 years in the mixed martial arts competition.
“Been doing this for 18 years, and (on) the biggest night ever, I couldn’t be more disappointed. I’m not even mad. I’m just really disappointed,” she said.
Netizens were surprised at what happened and both McGregor and Khabib’s fans were defending their favorite fighters. Some said it was not good for the image of Khabib while some said Conor deserved it because of his previous personal tirades and taunts before their fight.
“This was like a WWE fight. Only thing that would have made it better is if the fight had of spilled out towards the parking lot,” Youtube user Seekerism said.
“WTF just happened..we witnessed a hell of fight between Khabib and Conor..then out of nowhere Khabib is fighting Dillon Danis and Conor is clocking some guy and getting jumped from behind by another guy….what the hell is going on here…….??????” Emjays Cat wrote.
“Apart from the after party I take my off to khabib for shutting McGregor up,made him look scared I thought,some of his antics at press conferences are embarrassing to us irish,” YouTube user gv74 wrote.
“I’m a Mcgregor fan but honestly i can understand Khabib’s reaction. Mcgregor took it to far with slandering his family, religion etc. I hope gregor learns from this.,” Aa Ron said.
“Sorry but i can understand this behaviour from khabib if drunken irish people are slandering your god, prophet, parents, and race,” Deontaywilderr Dd said.
Three members from Khabib’s team were put behind bars but were already released quickly after McGregor decided not to press charges against them.
Currently, the Nevada Athletic Commission withheld Khabib’s cash prize while the investigation is ongoing. This might also endanger the recently-won title of Khabib as UFC might strip it off of him.
“If he gets suspended, it depends on how long his suspension is and if it’s a long suspension, yeah, he’s probably going to get it stripped,” White said.
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