UFC melee: Nurmagomedov beats McGregor — then all hell breaks loose
Fists flew each outside and inside the octagon Saturday as a post-fight brawl marred a dominant efficiency by way of Khabib Nurmagomedov over Conor McGregor on the extremely expected UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Within the aftermath, 3 participants of Nurmagomedov’s entourage had been arrested, however later launched as a result of McGregor declined to press fees, in step with Bleacher Document, which cited knowledge from Dana White, president of Final Combating Championship.
Nurmagomedov, undefeated at 27-Zero, and the UFC’s light-weight champion at 155 kilos, received the combat in Spherical Four by way of subduing McGregor on the three:03 mark, the Washington Post reported.
Proper in a while, Nurmagomedov, of Russia, jumped out of the octagon and went after certainly one of McGregor’s running shoes and threw his mouthpiece — and a brawl ensued.
The running shoes replied with scoffs and climbed over the octagon and fought Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who trains with McGregor.
An unidentified guy then climbed into the octagon and punched a weary McGregor, of Dublin, who was once nonetheless getting better from the combat.
“I don’t even know what to mention at this time,” White mentioned in a while. “I’m simply disgusted and unwell over it. … We had such a lot safety and (police) right here. I didn’t see that one coming.”
The handbags for each combatants shall be withheld pending an investigation by way of the Nevada State Athletic Fee.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor, 21-Four, left the hoop earlier than the winner of the combat was once introduced. White feared that placing the belt on Nurmagomedov would additional rile the group.
The combat was once marred by way of unhealthy blood between the 2 that is going again to when McGregor threw a handtruck at a bus wearing Nurmagomedov ultimate April on the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, N.Y. He were disenchanted at an previous disagreement between Nurmagomedov and a member of his workforce.
McGregor was once arrested following the incident.
The incident resulted in primary hostilities between the 2 camps all through the accumulation to Saturday’s bout.
4 safety guards separated the 2 all through the fighter introductions Saturday and each refused to the touch gloves.
Daniel Cormier, a pal of Nurmagomedov’s, took to Twitter to provide his ideas at the melee.
It was once McGregor’s first combat since successful the light-weight championship in 2016. He forayed into boxing in August 2017 when he was once knocked out by way of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
All through his absence from the UFC, the group stripped him of his light-weight identify for inaction.
The Related Press contributed to this record.