Michael Bisping: McGregor 'Gave Up' Once Nurmagomedov Applied The Choke Hold

Tanya Cunningham
October 9, 2018

Nurmagomedov's teammate at American Kickboxing Academy, Luke Rockhold, said on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on Monday that if the UFC wants Nurmagomedov to fight a rematch, the promotion will have to pay him more than McGregor, who is by far the highest-paid fighter in MMA.

Oct 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor (blue gloves) taps out against Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. However, Nurmagomedov then jumped outside the Octagon and attacked McGregor's friend and training partner, Dillon Danis.

Dos Anjos, watching like everyone else, posted on social media "This guy Dillan Dennis he is nobody, he just (expletive) Conor's balls and hide behind him, that's his job". Though not near the three million buys he had spoken about before the fight, he did say the numbers are "way over two million".

Khabib Nurmagomedov is in huge trouble, and it has nothing to do with what the UFC lightweight champion did inside the Octagon on Saturday night.

White said any other UFC fighters involved in the brawl would not fight in the organisation again.

They were very ugly scenes and it led to three people from the victor's team being arrested before the Notorious decided against pressing charges, partially because of his involvement in the incident. Bisping opined that once Nurmgomedov took McGregor's back in the fourth round, the Irishman was looking for a way out of the fight. "I didn't see Khabib jumping over the cage like that. We'll see how things play out". However, White said neither fighter was blameless, and described McGregor as a "superstar".

McGregor also threw punches at members of Nurmagomedov's camp after the fight. And he's going to get suspended, so maybe you give him a four to six months suspension.

"If you want Khabib", said Rockhold, a former UFC middleweight champion, "he'll want a record-breaking number".

"That night when Conor went into the ring with Paul, me and Owen (Roddy) are elbowing eachother saying 'what's gonna happen here?' Is he just going to get schooled and we'll be left scratching our heads like 'what are we going to do here?' but during each round we got more confident". "The first time I saw him on screen he didn't look 100 percent in that fight".

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