Nurmagomedov successfully defended his lightweight title by getting McGregor to submit in the fourth round with a rear-naked choke, yet the fight was overshadowed by the madness that immediately followed. However, he climbed the octagon fence and attacked a person in the audience right after the fight, and teammates of his got involved in a fight with McGregor inside the octagon.
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.
"We had so many police here, I don't even know if the city was safe tonight", White cracked.
"I don't understand how people can talk about I jump on the cage". What about he talk about my religion?
"What about he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father?" He came to Brooklyn and went after my bus. this is a respect sport, not trash talking.
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Van Dijk had no complaints over referee Martin Atkinson's decision to point to the spot, accepting he caught substitute Sane in the box.
"Khabib diving over [the cage] was ridiculous", UFC president Dana White said during the press conference. He nearly killed a couple of people. For Khabib it wasn't fight promotion, it was really personal.
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 instead, you dive over the cage and start this huge melee with Conor's corner".
"I slapped him as promised", said Tukhugov. He's filling people in on the questions that's asked of him and he's just answering from an honest perspective.
He suggested that Nurmagomedov would face a suspension for his postfight antics.