Khabib vs. McGregor fight: aftermath tension and riot

On October 7th, 2018, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov fought for UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Khabib was labeled as the winner of the fight during the 4th round. But winning this UFC title was not enough for Nurmagomedov. After the fight was over, he hurled himself over the the top of the cage and across the officials’ table to attack McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, Dillion Danis.

The situation escalated from there. Three training partners of Nurmagomedov scaled the fence and attacked McGregor from different angles. After the brawl in the octagon, Khabib demanded that UFC president, Dana White, put the winning belt on him but he refused. Three of Nurmagomedov’s team members were detained, but McGregor declined to press charges and they were released, according to White.

Conor McGregor received his paycheck for that day but the state withheld Khabib’s. Questions were raised about Khabib possibly being stripped of the title were brought to the table. In the end, Khabib was labeled as the champion of the fight even though he started the riot.

“I know this is not by my best side,” said Khabib, who apologized to the commission for his actions at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor also released a statement, where he says that he is mad about the fight itself, not the aftermath.

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