Khabib's manager suggests McGregor barbs led to post-fight skirmish

Elena Summers
October 8, 2018

The same option is being considered for a McGregor-Nurmagomedov rematch.

Nurmagomedov (27-0), after defeating McGregor in the fourth round by rear-naked chokehold in a dominant exhibition of his wrestling skill, was hardly contrite in a brief news-conference appearance.

Meanwhile, McGregor was involved in a separate skirmish with others who had jumped into the octagon before the situations were eventually diffused as the fighters were escorted from the arena.

"Worry about, he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he nearly killed a couple people". He came to Brooklyn and he broke a bus, he nearly killed a couple of people. "I want to change the game, you can not talk about religion, about nationality".

"People are talking about how I jumped over the cage".

But because Nurmagomedov went over the cage after his win and went after one of McGregor's teammates, the Nevada State Athletic Commission reportedly still was withholding the champion's paycheck. Can these guys get visas to get back in the country? "And I mean Khabib", White said. "I know this is not my best side", said Khabib.

"The fans got an unbelievable fight and a great show".

"I told you guys, not only him, his whole team, they're tap machine".

"He had the opportunity to walk out of that place a champion", White said. He would have looked like a stud, instead of flying over the cage and doing the things that he did. "It should have been a very different night for him".

The pay-per-view (PPV) may just be the biggest in MMA history. "I'm respectful. My father teaches me, 'Hey, you have to be always respectful'".

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