Before their UFC 229 fight Saturday night, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov said their feud would continue no matter what happened in the Octagon. No one thought it would continue literally seconds after the fight.
That’s when a brawl inside and outside the Octagon involving both camps forced both fighters and multiple team members to be escorted out of the Octagon by security and police officers.
Three members of Nurmagomedov’s team involved in the incident were arrested, though they were released late Saturday night, according to UFC president Dana White. White said McGregor told him that he would not press charges.
White also said the Nevada State Athletic Commission is withholding Nurmagomedov’s check pending an investigation but that McGregor was paid after the commission reviewed tape and concluded there was no reason to withhold his check.
The fight ended in the fourth round when Nurmagomedov made McGregor tap to a rear-naked choke. Nurmagomedov, however, wasn’t finished. After McGregor tapped, referee Herb Dean had to restrain Nurmagomedov and push him away from McGregor.
Nurmagomedov then pointed at members of McGregor’s corner, threw his mouthpiece in their direction and started yelling at them. While he was being restrained by security, Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon and went after Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who also is McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach. Madness ensued with both camps going after each other and having to be restrained by security and police.