Grievances to be filed against Nurmagomedov and McGregor after UFC 229 fiasco

UFC president Dana White said Conor McGregor has already contacted him about a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov

The UFC president, Dana White, has not ruled out a rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov despite their fight at the weekend ending in ugly scenes. Nonetheless, any potential join could be in jeopardy after the Nevada State Athletic Commission said it will file formal complaints against both fighters.

Nurmagomedov beat McGregor inside four rounds in Las Vegas before he leapt into the crowd and oppose with one of his opponent’s coaches. Meanwhile, followers thought to be members of the Russian’s team entered the octagon and attacked McGregor. Nurmagomedov apologised for his actions but said he had been caused during the build-up to the fight, when McGregor had taunted his religion, leader and country.

Despite his loss, McGregor tweeted after the fight that he would like to meet Nurmagomedov again.” Good knock ,” he wrote.” Ogling forward to the rematch .” Such a fight would be likely to generate massive revenues, despite the distaste is creating Saturday’s phenomena, and White said he had already heard from McGregor.

“[ Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission[ after his purse from the fight was withhold due to the clash ], and we have to see what’s going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess ,” White told ESPN on Monday.” But Conor McGregor have so far been announced me, craving a rematch.

” That’s what Conor asks for. We’ll meet what the fuck is up with Khabib and what’s next.[ Former interim lightweight endorse] Tony Ferguson looked amazing. Those two ought to have lined up three different times to fight and it hasn’t happened. We’ll see how things play out .”

Meanwhile, the NSAC chairman, Anthony Marnell, told ESPNhearings about possible train against the fighters would not be heard until at least November. If they are found guilty, McGregor and Nurmagomedov face fines and suspensions.

” This is a serious issue, this is not a light-footed topic ,” Marnell said.” This isn’t,’ We smacked each other in the is now facing a inn lobby the week of a fight.’ This is the night of the occurrence, and it needs to stay inside that study of duel. There are serious the applicable regulations and acts about what took place, and the consequences have to match the actions .”

Many believe that McGregor had crossed the line from scrap talking to bigotry before the fight with Nurmagomedov. However, White said neither fighter was blameless, and described McGregor as a “superstar”.

” We knew some things could happen after this fight, so we had everything in place to make sure that didn’t happen ,” White said.” I didn’t see Khabib jumping over the enclosure like that. He went over that situation rapid and was becoming after one of Conor’s cornermen.

” There’s no doubt he’s justified for being unnerved, but first of all, you, you just won the fight against the most difficult hotshot in all of plays, let alone our athletic. You simply beat him while all over the world was watching … The only one getting hurt in this thing there are currently Khabib. Now he has to go before the Nevada commission .”

Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov’s father and tutor, Abdulmanap, said his son’s activity were unacceptable.

” I think that for Khabib, the strongest embargoes would be my involve ,” he told Ren TV.” I am going to regard this severely. I reminded him. For me, the most important thing is subject. You can do whatever you crave in the octagon, but beyond its obstacle- this is the border separating civilians, there are children, wives, bystanders.

” This contend has just taken place within the octagon. That’s the spectacle. But I am categorically against contending outside the octagon. Outside of the octagon, you need to exist peacefully. Fight in the octagon .”

Nurmagomedov had already said he was leery of his father’s reaction to Saturday’s incidents.” I know my father’s gonna smash me when I go home ,” he said at the post-fight press conference.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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