Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor via fourth round submission at UFC 229 this past Saturday. Following his win, Khabib jumped the cage and got into a brawl with one of McGregor’s team mates, Dillion Danis. This was followed by two of Khabib’s team mates jumping the fence to attack Conor McGregor inside of the octagon. Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were escorted out of the arena by teams of security with the result of the fight announced in their absence.
Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke to the media backstage at the post fight press conference and apologised to the commission for his actions. “First of all I want to say sorry to athletic commission, Nevada. Sorry to Vegas, this is not my best side.”
The incident was a result of a rivalry that got personal for Khabib, with talks of politics, religion and family. “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 killed a couple people,” he said. “Worry about this, worry about this sh*t. Why people talk about I jump over the cage ?”
In his first instagram post since the incident, Khabib posted a picture alongside his father and wrote that his actions were a matter of honour. “Its certainly not what the father taught me, but it was a matter of honor.”
The Nevada State Athletic Commission are currently undergoing an investigation into the incident and are withholding his purse.
Picture Courtesy of UFC.