Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor via submission in the fourth round of UFC 229 before the Russian fighter climbed out of the ring and attacked a member of McGregor's team on live television.
"The governor [Brian Sandoval] was here".
"The Governor was here tonight and he went running out of the building".
As he already said, McGregor's found himself in a war with Nurmagomedov. McGregor's signature pre-fight trash-talk gab took on a more insidious nature, which clearly got to Nurmagomedov and exploded into violent chaos after the fight was supposed to be over.
The incident with Khabib and his camp marred what was a dominating performance by the still-undefeated champion at UFC 229.
"This is not my best side.my father is going to smash me when I get home", Nurmagomedov said. You can not talk about religion or nations. Moments after McGregor submitted to a rear-naked choke, Nurmagomedov jumped the cage fence and went after McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis, inciting an all-out brawl.
McGregor didn't appear at the news conference. "He cares about the fight". "We didn't do 3 million".
"It's bad", White said.
"For Khabib it wasn't fight promotion, it was really personal". Even if you were the biggest Conor fan ever, you would at least have to respect him. When you're exhausted and when you've been pounded for four rounds. let's not forget that, in that second round, Khabib put it on him bad. "It should have been a very different night for him". Shortly after Khabib incited his brawl, two men presumably involved with Khabib entered the Octagon and attacked McGregor, sparking a second melee. Daniel Cormier has offered some i.
Nurmagomedov re-entered the octagon and confronted White for not strapping on his championship belt.
McGregor's coach John Kavanagh echoed that statement during an interview with Joe Rogan today, saying that McGregor was talking rematch immediately after the conclusion of UFC 229.
"This isn't the last time guys are going to say mean things to each other".
That apparently didn't happen, although White was pleased with the outcome.