What was supposed to be the biggest UFC match of the year between two of the sport’s biggest stars turned into an ugly post-fight brawl that left UFC President Dana White gob smacked.
Just moments after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (NUR-mah-go-med-off) defended his title with a submission over challenger and UFC star Conor McGregor, Nurmagomedov, climbed the cage and charged McGregor’s jujitsu coach a full on melee ensued with a member of Nurmagomedov’s entourage punching McGregor in the back of the head.
Once order was restored three of Nurmagomedov’s entourage were arrested but released after McGregor declined to press charges.
A sad post script to an night that should have launched Nurmagomedov into UFC superstardom with a victory over the sport’s biggest star.
In a post-fight presser UFC President Dana White feared the long reaching affects this might have on the UFC’s image saying the night was “really disgusting and disappointing to me.”