What next for Khabib Nurmagomedov & Conor McGregor after UFC 229 turmoil?

What next for Khabib Nurmagomedov & Conor McGregor after UFC 229 turmoil?

What next for Khabib Nurmagomedov & Conor McGregor after UFC 229 turmoil?

McGregor tapped out when Nurmagomedov locked in a tight neck crank in the fourth round of their highly-anticipated UFC 229 lightweight championship fight.

The first thing McGregor called for after his brutal defeat on Saturday was the chance for another shot at "The Eagle", tweeting: "Good knock".

We got the rapper at LAX Sunday, and he was still hyped after the UFC 229 insanity - Khabib smoking Conor in the Octagon, and then sparking a massive post-fight brawl by going after Conor's jiu-jitsu coach, Dillon Danis.

Khabib, a devout Muslim who hails from the republic of Dagestan in Russian Federation, took offense to comments made by McGregor and others leading up to the fight regarding his family, religion, and ethnicity. "Looking forward to the rematch".

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell was furious after witnessing the chaos after the fight. Nurmagomedov could face fines or suspensions for his role in the incident, White said.

"Unfortunately, when you allow more and more B.S. during weigh ins and outside of fights, you only slap fighters on the wrist for acting like barbarians and then offer them bigger contracts and reward them for this behaviour. But what are you going to do when a guy flies like a monkey over a cage?" "It has to be a win, win, win situation".

Conor McGregor says he "won the battle" even though he "lost the match" against Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday.

This is perhaps the most obvious next step for McGregor.

Diaz recently claimed he has no interest in a third McGregor fight, saying he had "other s*** to do", but the right money could make him think otherwise. He and a group of people illegally entered the venue for the event and attacked a bus in an attempt to get to Nurmagomedov in retaliation for him confronting McGregor's friend and teammate Artem Lobov.

The Brazilian reciprocated the complement, telling ESPN: "let's go do this for the fans".

The 30-year-old has completed just one fight in a recent six-fight deal with the UFC, and he has already expressed a desire to contest a rematch with Nurmagomedov.

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