Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White refused to put the championship title around the waist of Khabib Nurmagomedov, despite the fact that “The Eagle” submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) main event.
Watch “Notorious” surrender right here.
The Las Vegas fight boss was afraid the crowd would go crazy and wreck the T-Mobile Arena after “The Eagle” jumped into the crowd and attacked trainer Dillion Danis, leading to high tensions between Irish and Dagestani mixed martial arts (MMA) fans.
See the post-fight melee here.
And while White and Co. managed to avoid any major incidents inside the arena (it happens), there was no stopping the drunken idiots on the streets of “Sin City” from taking matters into their own hands, which unfortunately led to the filthiest of knockouts.
Nurmagomedov is expected to face disciplinary action from Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his antics, which is likely to put a potential McGregor rematch — or Tony Ferguson title fight — on hold for the time being.
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