Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Why did Conor McGregor NOT speak after Khabib fight?

UFC 229 ceremonial weigh-in Why did Conor McGregor NOT speak after Khabib fight?
Stacy Diaz | 08 October, 2018, 13:11

McGregor tapped out to lose his lightweight title challenge when Nurmagomedov applied a tight neck crank in the fourth round.

In co-main event action, Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis square off with the victor likely standing as the No. 1 contender to whichever man emerges as champion at T-Mobile Arena.

After Khabib jumped out of the cage to attack McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis, the Irishman was set upon by three members of Khabib's crew.

"First of all, I want to say sorry to Athletic Commission, sorry to Vegas", he said. "This is not my best side", he said. I'm a human being.

"I don't understand how people can talk about I jump on the cage, you know?"

"He talk about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he nearly killed a couple people - what about this?" he asked reporters. He (came) to Brooklyn and he broke a bus, nearly killed a couple of people. What about this s***?

"Some people love that. but for me, it's a bad night".

Khabib took a jibe at McGregor, insisting that UFC is not about trash-talking but it is a "respect" sport. "You can not talk about religion, you can not talk about nation".

In an extremely profane interview with Joe Rogan, Lewis said that President Donald Trump ordered him to knock out Volkov.

At the same time, a couple of men from Khabib's team entered the cage and started attacking McGregor before the security personnel stepped in and took both the star fighters away from the chaos. "There's no need for a rematch".

Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz has suggested Conor McGregor's pre-fight insults were behind the Russian's decision to climb out of the octagon and instigate a mass brawl following UFC 229 on Saturday.