LAS VEGAS – The most anticipated fight in the history of UFC, Khabib vs McGregor, turned into one big brawl when Khabib made McGregor submit.
Immediately after, he jumped over the octagon to assault McGregor’s crew, present at ringside.
The Dagestan MMA fighter was in total control of the fight from the beginning. McGregor tried to take control but fell victim to vicious rare naked chokehold in the Round 4, eventually forcing McGregor to tap out to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship Belt.
As soon as the fight ended, Khabib leaped over the octagon and rushed towards Dillon Danis, a member of McGregor’s team. UFC Commentator Joe Rogan said, “McGregor’s team were taunting Khabib and Khabib just said f*** you and he jumped over the fence and attacked them. It took the Police official and UFC security staff to separate both brawling in the crowd.”
Meanwhile, back in the octagon, one of the members of Khabib’s team landed a punch on an unaware McGregor. Both of them exchanged a few blows before the officials intervened and separated them.
This all started back in April when Conor McGregor along with his 20 friends assaulted the bus carrying Khabib and other UFC fighters. The incident resulted in McGregor’s arrest on assault charges.
During the build-up to the fight, McGregor had been constantly hurling insults at his opponent and all this bad blood led to this moment.
In the end, Khabib was not presented with the ceremonial belt and there was no post match presentation as well. With this win, Khabib maintained perfect record of 27 – 0, while McGregor fell to 21 – 4.