Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

New footage reveals why Khabib's team attacked McGregor

New footage reveals why Khabib's team attacked McGregor

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.

Late on Saturday night [Las Vegas time], Nurmagomedov met all of those vows to successfully defend his 155lbs belt.

McGregor tweeted the morning after losing the Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov then pointed at members of McGregor's corner, threw his mouthpiece in their direction and started yelling at them.

Three minutes into the fourth round and McGregor, under duress, gave his back to the Dagestani.

He also held that Khabib's performance "legitimized every criticism anyone has ever had" in regards to McGregor's career.

Over on FOX Sports, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping and current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley helped break down the main event. "Two of Khabib's guys got into the octagon, one guy hit Conor with some shots form behind, and that's it", UFC boss Dana White told a media conference.

"Because Khabib has mauled McGregor for four rounds, he didn't get the closure he needed from the fight".

"It could have been close to being stopped on a couple of occasions".

And Hardy is convinced that Khabib felt the need to vent his fury and therefore felt the need to attack someone in the McGregor camp. I always say you should aim for peace, but if you can't aim for peace, aim between the eyes.

McGregor's coach John Kavanagh was caught up in the incident as he attempted to intervene, but he appeared to get off unscathed. Both he and his fighter will be reviewing this fight footage in the coming days and weeks.

He said: "He could lose his lightweight title, he is probably going to face criminal charges and a suspension by the commission".

U.S visa or not, we can definitely see Nurmagomedov and McGregor fighting again.

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