Everyone and anyone is weighing in on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s post-fight brawl (video replay here) with Conor McGregor’s team earlier this month at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
Considering the massive pay-per-view (PPV) event brought in over 2.4 million buys, the post-fight brawl is all anyone has talked about since Khabib choked out McGregor in the fourth round. Some believe Khabib is at fault and deserves to be fined and suspended, while other grant him a pass after all of the personal attacks “Notorious” launched before the fight.
One man who has yet to voice his opinion is none other than undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. who not only defeated McGregor in the squared circle last year but also understands the ins and outs of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
As Khabib awaits his punishment for jumping the Octagon and throwing fists in the crowd, “Money” ways in on the situation and breaks some bad news to the undefeated Russian champion.
“From what I heard was that [Khabib Nurmagomedov] after the fight, [Conor] McGregor‘s opponent jumped out the ring and was fighting people in the crowd,” said Mayweather in a recent interview on ITP Live. “Very unprofessional.”
“It’s going to be a huge fine, pretty sure,” the boxer continued. “Because with my fight, with Zab Judah, it was a crazy melee in the ring and there was a huge penalty, huge fine. If I’m not mistaken, seven figures. not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even Leonard Ellerbe. So I know with a guy jumpin’ out the cage into the audience and fightin’ different people, the fine is going to be crazy.”
With a NSAC hearing scheduled for Oct. 24, Khabib, as well as McGregor, are just days away from finding out if they’re going to be suspended and/or fined for the brawl. At that point, we’ll know who the commission is siding with and what the outcome means for the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.
If Mayweather is right, Khabib could be looking at a massive fine and a long time away from the Octagon. Luckily for “Eagle,” UFC has no plans of stripping his 155-pound title.