UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov Apologizes to NSAC, But Not Conor McGregor or Dillon Danis
By FCF Staff
Following last night’s ugly, post-fight brawl, Khabib Nurmagomedov apologized to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his actions, but not Conor McGregor or his team.
Nurmagomedov faced the McGregor in the headliner for UFC 229, and went on to submit the brash star in round four. Immediately after the win, however, Nurmagomedov jumped the Octagon in an apparent effort to get at McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis. A brawl ensued, and culminated in McGregor being sucker punched, by what is believed to have been Nurmagomedov’s teammates.
At the post-fight press conference, Nurmagomedov had this to say about the incident, and McGregor’s actions leading up to the fight (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I want to say sorry to the athletic commission,” Nurmagomedov said. “Sorry to Vegas. I know this is not my best side. This is not my best side. I am a human being.”
“I do not understand how people can talk about ‘I jumped from the cage.’” Nurmagomedov added. “Worry about, he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he almost killed a couple people. Worry about this. Worry about this sh*t. Why people talk about ‘I jump over the cage?’ Why people still talk about this? I don’t understand.”
With last night’s win, the lightweight champion moved his overall record to 27-0.