New footage reveals why Khabib's team attacked McGregor

Lynette Rowe
October 10, 2018

"I know this is not my best side".

White added that McGregor had opted against pressing charges against the individuals who attacked him in the octagon.

The victorious Khabib leapt over the fence and attacked Dillion Danis after the sanctioned fight, while McGregor fought off some of Khabib's teammates having just nearly been chocked out.

The 30-year-old from Dagestan had mauled former two-weight champion McGregor before the Irishman tapped out to a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, but that was quickly forgotten in the following melee.

"The Nevada State Athletic Commission pulled the footage from us, there's an investigation going on".

White said that it would be now up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to decide if Nurmagomedov would face further sanctions.

"I don't understand how people can talk about I jump on the cage".

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After a lengthy delay, Nurmagomedov eventually addressed a media conference.

When ring announcer Bruce Buffer announced the result of the main event, both fighters had already been escorted out of the Octagon.

After the chaos had subsided, White said he told Nurmagomedov he wouldn't put the lightweight, 155-pound championship belt around Nurmagomedov's waist in the Octagon out of fear that people would throw drinks and other objects at him, potentially hurting other people in the process.

White confirmed there had been three arrests for the post-fight fracas.

Khabib has 2 UFC records to his name with a spotless fight record of 27-0, as well as an 8 fight winning streak, more than justifying his position at the top of the MMA.

After his win, Nurmagomedov climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor's corner on Saturday night. "I'm going to settle this the noble way for myself and then see what happens after that".

"He doesn't have to worry about me right now, he has to worry about Nevada".

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