Khabib Nurmagomedov took Conor McGregor to school at UFC 229 Saturday night, but what the reigning UFC lightweight champion did after will garner the headlines.
Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round with a neck crank, but pushed the former champion and stood over him for several moments. That wasn’t all, though, as the unbeaten fighter jumped out of the Octagon and attacked a member of McGregor’s fight team.
McGregor was confronted by other teammates of Nurmagomedov’s, and UFC president Dana White confirmed that he could be stripped of the title depending on what the Nevada Athletic Commission decides.
All in all, it was a huge black eye on an event that was picked up by several major news outlets around the world.
McGregor, who did not attend the post-fight press conference, posted a message on Twitter after the bout:
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
Nurmagomedov was on hand for the post-fight press conference, apologizing for his actions, but also stating that he only acted because of how McGregor treated him in the build up to the fight.
— muslim daily (@BirdsOfJannah) October 7, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor via submission (neck crank) at 3:03 of Round 4 to remain UFC lightweight champion
Tony Ferguson def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
Dominick Reyes def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov via KO (strike) at 4:49 of Round 3
Michelle Waterson def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
Jussier Formiga def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner via KO (strike) at 3:52 of Round 1
Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (strikes) at 3:26 of Round 1
Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick via KO (elbow) at 3:42 of ROund 3
Yana Kunitskaya def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (head-kick/strikes) at 1:19 of Round 2
Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare via KO (head-kick) at 1:00 of Round 3