On October 6, UFC held the anticipated Conor McGregor versus Khabib Nurmagomedov fight in the T-Mobile Arena. During the night, McGregor, a fan favorite, lost to Khabib due to a choke hold in round four.
Khabib’s unexpected victory was quickly overshadowed when chaos broke out in the stadium. Suddenly, Khabib was seen leaping out of the fighting cage and jumping into the crowd. Khabib lunged towards McGregor’s training partner, Dillon Danis, and began attacking him.
As people began responding to Khabib’s aggression, several members of Khabib’s coaching team took advantage of the situation. They jumped over the Octagon’s fencing towards McGregor who was still lying flat on the ground. The three attackers were able to successfully land several blows to McGregor’s face before police intercepted them. They were all promptly arrested and taken to jail.
UFC’s president, Dana White, confirmed that all the attackers were associates of Khabib. Despite being viciously assaulted, McGregor claims he was unharmed by the attack. He has also declined to press charges. McGregor has expressed that he is upset over losing the initial fight, but the UFC has confirmed that he will still receive his paycheck. Khabib, on the other hand, may have his earnings withheld by Nevada’s State Athletic Commission due to his unacceptable behavior after the fight.
It remains unclear what will become of the lightweight title. While McGregor was legitimately bested during the fight, Dana White refused to present Khabib with the belt after the fight due to his actions. It’s possible that Khabib will face fines, suspension or even arrest. He may lose his legitimate title depending on what the NSAC decides.