Khabib Nurmagomedov taps out Conor McGregor then sparks melee in bunch
The unbeaten Russian protected his UFC lightweight name against Conor McGregor, then climbed into the crowd to fracas with the Irishmans team
Khabib Nurmagomedov eventually referred the cervix crank, and almost immediately Conor McGregor’s right hand impressed his left shoulder in succession, a signal of submission, and the proverbial flag of truce in a battle of attrition.
It was the beaming instant of the Russian’s career. But then, in an act of spontaneous idiocy, the moment was ruined.
Nurmagomedov apparently wasn’t satisfied to simply demonstrate he was the superior soldier in the octagon on Saturday night at UFC 229. No, for Khabib, the fourth-round finish that should have been the consummation of months of vitriolic barb between both camps wasn’t enough to conclude the feud.
The unbeaten lightweight champ insisted Thursday that he wouldn’t shake McGregor’s handwritings even after the fight. The paroles clearly weren’t your customary pre-fight fare meant to sell tickets. Khabib took it all to heart. The reviles about his Muslim faith; the jokes about Dagestan; the junk talk is targeted at his father, Abdulmanap.
In a wild, surreal panorama at T-Mobile Arena, Nurmagomedov hurled himself over the upper part of the enclosure, across an officials’ counter and onto the storey, all in order to exchange pierces with Dillion Danis, the Irishman’s jiu-jitsu coach. Soon after, the ugly fracas spilled inside the confines of the octagon.