Joe Rogan reveals why Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon

Annette Crawford
October 9, 2018

Unfortunately for Conor McGregor, the pre-fight antics of the bus attack and usual verbal onslaught at the numerous press conferences simply didn't have the desired effect on the cool-headed Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov.

Chaos erupted after Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a submission victory over Ireland's Conor McGregor on Saturday with members of his support team arrested after an all-in brawl broke out after the bout.

The situazion boiled over after referee Herb Dean waved off the fight, which prompted Nurmagomedov to jump out of the cage and head straight for McGregor's teammate and corner-man Dillon Danis, prompting a series of violent scuffles.

"I slapped him as promised", said Tukhugov.

UFC president, Dana White, refused to put the lightweight championship on Khabib in the Octagon for fear of inciting a full-on riot among the fans.

However, with 3 members from Khabib's camp under arrest for assault, the Nevada fighting commission investigating the post-match shenanigans to see whether Khabib is fined or worse denied his title all remain to be seen.


Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"Khabib said it to Herb Dean, he said that Conor did it three times. I thought he was going to get to the top of the cage and say "F You" or something but when he went over the top and then into the crowd, I thought "I can't believe this is happening".

"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.

Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russian Federation is escorted out of the arena after defeating Conor McGregor.

The 30-year-old from Dagestan had mauled former two-weight champion McGregor before the Irishman tapped out to a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, but that was quickly forgotten in the following melee.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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