In case ya missed it, a touch of shit went down after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor to successfully defend his lightweight belt in today’s UFC 229 fight.
According to footage, the brawl appeared to break out right after McGregor tapped out in the fourth round. As Nurmagomedov stepped away, his attention was immediately caught by McGregor’s camp. Though it’s unclear what they said to provoke him, it was enough to cause Nurmagomedov to charge toward his opponent’s camp and hurl his mouthguard at them. When that only inflamed the situation even more, Nurmagomedov full-on launched himself up and out of the cage to attack Dillon Danis, McGregor’s Jiu Jitsu coach.
Meanwhile, back in the Octagon McGregor was suddenly attacked by an unknown man – believed to be from Nurmagomedov’s team – who delivered several blows to the MMA fighter.
After the brawl, UFC President Dana White told media on ground that three members of Nurmagomedov’s camp had “been arrested” as reported by The Independent.
“Three of his guys have been arrested, I believe they’re being taken to jail right now.
“I don’t know what to say right now, I’m disgusted,” White said.
He also confirmed McGregor had been unharmed by the man who had assaulted him.
More footage from the event shows Danis being escorted from the cage by police and UFC Vice-President Reed Harris
As you would expect the brawl is doing the rounds on social media, now.
The Independent reports Irish fans threw their drinks at Nurmagomedov as he was escorted from the Octagon by security.
On Twitter, some fans weren’t too happy.
Khabib actually just lost that fight, yes he’s a beast on the ground, but his team mate hitting Conor from behind is a joke!! #ufc229— Jake Quickenden (@JakeQuickenden) October 7, 2018
I agree Connor started this from the beginning but Khabib proved his point in the octagon with a dominant performance!! No need to carry it to this extent and stoop to the same level as Connor.— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) October 7, 2018
Hey guys, two wrongs don’t make it right. Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did. But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man. Sucks— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 7, 2018
On the biggest night in the sport's history, with the most eyes ever watching an MMA fight, this is what we get. Awful. Just awful in every sense of the word. #UFC229— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) October 7, 2018
Disgusting behavior…not a champion..I though Khabib was better than that. Disappointing is an understatement. #UFC229— Clive Standen (@CliveStanden) October 7, 2018
MMAFighting.com reports Nurmagomedov briefly appeared post-match to apologise to the UFC and list a number of insults dealt to him by McGregor in the lead-up to their fight.
Nurmagomedov: "He talk about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus. He almost kill a couple of people. Worry about this. Worry about this shit. Why people talk about I jump over the cage?" #UFC229— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) October 7, 2018
Per MMAFighting.com, McGregor has decided not to press charges.
In April, McGregor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after he threw a hand truck at Nurmagomedov’s bus.