Khabib's manager suggests McGregor barbs led to post-fight skirmish

UFC 229: Ferguson outworks Pettis in absolute war

UFC 229: Ferguson outworks Pettis in absolute war

The post-fight headlines have been dominated by the melee which marred the event as Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon to confront McGregor's team while three members of Nurmagomedov's camp rushed the cage to attack McGregor.

After McGregor tapped out, Khabib turned his fury towards the Irishman's training partner Dillon Danis.

Nurmagomedov has made a habit of destroying opponents' confidence by talking to them, their corner and UFC President Dana White while unleashing smothering beatdowns. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn.

The commission's first move was to hold Nurmagomedov's guaranteed US$2 million purse indefinitely, and it's unclear whether law enforcement will pursue charges.

Nurmagomedov's future in the sport remains unknown and his teammates are likely to be banned for life after attacking McGregor from both ends amid the chaos.

White and some UFC fighters who spoke before him were concerned that casual fans who purchased the pay-per-view may conclude this kind of behaviour comes with cage fighting. "The biggest night of the year, and I'm disgusted".

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"The Nevada State Athletic Commission pulled footage from us".

"Last night was an unfortunate turn of events during one of the biggest and important fights in UFC history".

Five other fighters on the card earned $100,000 or more in disclosed salaries. The UFC 229 scene also recalled Floyd Mayweather's fight with Zab Judah in 2006, in which the fighters' trainers brawled in the ring between rounds and almost set off a riot; the post-fight fracas between entourages and fans at heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe's fight with Andrew Golota in 1996; and a Strikeforce MMA show in Nashville in 2010 which ended with a post-fight brawl carried live on CBS.

And whatever punishment Nurmagomedov faces, his drawing power will be increased exponentially when he returns to MMA.

In the build-up to the UFC 229 main event, "The Notorious" predicted that he would be dominating the dialogue in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

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