UFC president Dana White on the brawl following the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor fight: “I’m just sick over it.”
UFC president Dana White told FOX that three members of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team are headed to jail following a brawl that erupted after the final fight at UFC 229 on Saturday.
White told ESPN that one of Conor McGregor’s guys was talking smack and that’s why Nurmagomedov went over the fence. As that was happening two of Nurmagomedov’s hopped the fence to go after McGregor. White said there will be an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and there will be big fines. He added that both checks are being withheld.
White also said, “I don’t know what to say right now, I’m just sick over it.”
Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight title (27–0) by forcing McGregor (21–4) to tap out at the highly anticipated fight. But Nurmagomedov then jumped out of the Octagon and a melee ensued on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Security and police were soon in the Octagon as chaos reigned. McGregor was attacked, and Nurmagomedov then ended up back in the action as well.
As things calmed down, White told Nurmagomedov he wasn’t going to put the belt on him to avoid people throwing things into the Octagon. Both fighters were escorted seperately out of the cage.