That's when it all kicked off as Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon to confront McGregor's team and members of the Russian's camp rushed the cage to attack "The Notorious". Shortly after the contest had drawn to a close, Khabib Nurmagomedov leapt out of the Octagon and attacked McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis. "The police did what they could do and the security did a great job of containing it", UFC president Dana White said in a post-fight media conference.
The 30-year-old Dubliner is yet to speak to the press since the chaos at the T-Mobile Arena.
One Irish fan is knocked out and left with blood streaming from his face during the disturbing incident. In Nurmagomedov's apology for triggering the postfight melee, he said of McGregor, "He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he nearly killed a couple people".
"We lost the match but won the battle", Conor McGregor said on Twitter. I don't know when things started turning into some kind of shit show?! I don't want people talking shit about opponents, talking shit about fathers or religion.
"I've been doing this for 18 years and on the biggest night ever, I couldn't be more disappointed".
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White said Nurmagomedov should've "pulled [McGregor] up from the ground and said, 'Hey, good fight, ' and got his belt". "I'm sure Herb Dean was looking at it closely and considering saying to Conor, "You've got to do something".
Diaz is set to make his return against number three-ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier in the main event at UFC 230 in NY in November, and should he emerge victorious, McGregor could be next in line. "But what are you going to do when a guy flies like a monkey over a cage?"
"Conor is going to come out the victim here and Khabib is going to have a very hard time getting a visa or a green card".
Former UFC interim champ Tony Ferguson saw off Anthony Pettis in his return to action in the co-main event on Saturday, with the pair serving up a brutal slugfest that saw "El Cucuy" win via second-round TKO.