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UFC 229 Lightweight Championship takes an unexpected turn after fight breaks out following main event

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Mcgregor taps out in fourth round to Khabib.

Mcgregor taps out in fourth round to Khabib.

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Mcgregor taps out in fourth round to Khabib.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor Mcgregor battled it out in the cage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 6 for the Lightweight Championship Belt. Mcgregor submitted to a choke hold by Nurmagomedov in the fourth round, giving Nurmagomedov the Lightweight Champion title.

The night took an unexpected turn seconds after Mcgregor’s defeat;

Nurmagomedov suddenly scaled the top of the cage and attacked Mcgregor’s cornerman Dillon Danis. While inside of the cage, Mcgregor was also attacked by Nurmagomedov cornermen: Zubaira Tukhugov and Esed Emiragaev.

“You cannot talk about religion,” Nurmagomedov said to a UFC reporter after the incident. “You cannot talk about nation. You cannot talk about this now.”

Nurmagomedov accuses Mcgregor of making racist comments about his religion and country which provoked him to take action.

As a result of Nurmagomedov’s actions, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to withhold his $2 million payment for the fight and investigate the situation. Both Mcgregor and Nurmagomedov were given a 10 day suspension while Nevada State Athletic Commission review the footage of the brawl.

President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White, confirmed that Nurmagomedov will be named Lightweight Champion and keep his title, but has not come to the decision whether he will receive his payment.

“[Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission, and we have to see what’s going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess,” White said to ESPN. “But Conor McGregor has already called me, wanting a rematch.

 

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