UFC 229 post-fight press conference notes and video

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

Oct 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) reacts after his fight against Conor McGregor (blue gloves) during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 229 has to be considered one of the wildest, most surreal nights in MMA history. A very good night of fights was capped off with an in and outside of the cage brawl instigated by Khabib Nurmagomedov and his corner.

UFC president Dana White was unequivocal in his “disgust” for what happened after Saturday’s main event.

“I’m disgusted and sick over it,” White told the FS1 post fight show.

At the post fight press conference, White provided more details, stating that Nurmagomedov’s was being withheld by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending an investigation. McGregor’s purse will not be withheld based on early findings that he was not at fault for the melee.

Nurmagomedov also attended the presser and apologized to the commission but also feel short of taking full responsibility.

“(McGregor) talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he almost killed a couple people,” Nurmagomedov said (transcribed by MMA Fighting). Worry about this. Worry about this sh*t. Why people talk about ‘I jump over the cage?’ Why people still talk about this? I don’t understand.”

People will be talking about this for a while. Perhaps soon, Khabib will understand.

Watch the full press conference video above.


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1 Comment on UFC 229 post-fight press conference notes and video

  1. The outcome of Mcgregor vs Khabib fight is embarassing really. It could be one of the greatest fight in MMA history but was only ruined by purely not controlled emotion. I wonder why it happened given the fact that they are already in this business for a long time. Maybe they forgot what sport means. Those people whoe are responsible on the brawl should be banned for good from the UFC.

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