Conor McGregor planning Dublin rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 229 chaos

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While UFC president Dana White was left disappointed with the post-fight melee, Khabib has apologised to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his behaviour.

Police eventually separated the dueling brawls, and both McGregor and Khabib were escorted out of the Las Vegas arena.

"I slapped him as promised", said Tukhugov.

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The above just goes to show that every story has two sides. "You know, you just won a great fight, you fought brilliantly, you're about to get the belt on and people are going to respect the fact that you fought well and you won the fight".

"I don't understand how people can talk about I jump on the cage".

"He talk 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 - what about this?" he asked reporters.

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McGregor's first public response to the drama came on Twitter overnight: "Good knock".

McGregor had called Nurmagomedov, who does not drink alcohol due to his Muslim beliefs, "backwards" because he would not share his Proper Twelve whiskey with him, had branded his father a "quivering coward" and spoke negatively about his home of Dagestan. While that was taking place, several of Nurmagomedov's teammates entered the cage to attack McGregor.

"Unfortunately, he is going to be suspended for a period of time, which means that the belt would probably be stripped from him". People have been saying mean things to each other for 18 years here in the UFC.

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When asked about the UFC's exploitation of the bus attack, White said he would do it all again, calling it "part of the story". "There's an ongoing investigation", White said at the UFC 229 Post-Fight Press Conference.