In the fourth round of UFC lightweight title fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor saw one another. But in a stunning fight, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor. However, the victory gave his fans a little to celebrate. Soon afterwards, a post-fight brawl erupted. And it even led to three arrests. It seems like this is not the only thing that makes Khabib Nurmagomedov controversial. The man is popular for his shady background that might even creep out many people. But also, because previously, Khabib Nurmagomedov has wrestled with a bear- a fight that made him a national hero for all the wrong reasons.
What Happened With The Post-Fight Brawl?
After Conor McGregor tapped out, Khabib Nurmagomedov immediately jumped over the Octagon. And he made his way to the Irishman’s corner to attack his training partner Bellator welterweight Dillon Danis. While Khabib Nurmagomedov fought with Danis, police authorities had to intervene to separate the two men. Just then, two men jumped into the ring to take hits at McGregor- one struck him with a punch while another aimed at the Irishman targeting the back of his head. Security personnel once again took charge and both Khabib Nurmagomedov and McGregor were escorted out of the T-Mobile Arena. In accordance with this brawl, the UFC President Dana White decided to not present Nurmagomedov with his belt. And the proposed reason for this was blamed on security concerns.
Later, it was also announced that three members from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team were arrested by the police and were being escorted to prison. However, the men were released since Conor decided not to pursue any charges against them. The attackers who aimed at McGregor included Zubaira Tukhugov- a featherweight with a 3-1 record in the UFC. The UFC President has also claimed that the men involved in the brawl will not be permitted to fight for the promotion again. Tukhugov was supposed to see McGregor’s sparring partner Artem Lobov in a fight later this month. But that seems cancelled off now.
Consequences For Khabib Nurmagomedov
For the post-brawl, an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission will take place. And until the results come out, Khabib Nurmagomedov will be withheld his purse. Moreover, he might have to face some criminal charges owing to his personal role and involvement in the brawl. If not anything else, that might complicate any Visa applications he might pursue in the future. As of today, no announcements have been made by the UFC President as to whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will be awarded his lightweight title or not. But he did receive a congratulatory phone call from President Vladimir Putin.
By the looks of it, Khabib Nurmagomedov did not really suffer. And the whole affair might just be added publicity for him.