McGregor also mentioned the name of former middleweight king Anderson Silva before his fight with Nurmagomedov - hailing him as a "legend" of the game and touting the notion that he would be interested in taking on the Brazilian. Unfortunately, when you allow more and more B.S. during weigh ins and outside of fights; You only slap fighters on the wrist for acting like barbarians and then offer them bigger contracts and reward them for this behavior.
Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round and their bout ended in disgusting scenes when the Russian scaled the cage and appeared to attack someone from McGregor's team.
Dana White was asked whether he would be interested in promoting a rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, considering the risks that can not be ignored, but he remained non-committal on running it back. "This is a respectful sport". "But [McGregor] talked about my religion, my country, my father". You can not talk about religion or nations.
After the fight Khabib apologised to the athletic commission for his actions but not to McGregor or Danis and could still be in trouble with the UFC. "The biggest night of the year, and I'm disgusted".
Nurmagomedov touched down in Russian Federation on Monday evening and was mobbed by his supporters, who got a glimpse of the man who emerged victorious in the battle for the UFC lightweight title on the weekend. "White says (h/t Brett Okamoto of ESPN), "[Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission, and we have to see what's going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess. "We had two [security] meetings tonight, one of them two fights before the main event". You know he scaled that thing like he was a parkour guy.
White and some UFC fighters who spoke before him were concerned that casual fans who purchased the pay-per-view may conclude this kind of behaviour comes with cage fighting.