Khabib Nurmagomedov called his post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor‘s coach “not my best” as he apologized for inciting Saturday night’s mayhem, but the fighter believes he had good reason to go after “The Notorious” and his team.
In his post-fight press conference, Khabib explained why he lept out of the cage following his victory.
“I’m a human,” Khabib said, “What about he talked about my religion, my country, my father, he come to Brooklyn and broke bus, almost killed a couple of people, what about this? What about this s**t?”
Khabib went on to say he believed mixed martial arts to be a “respect sport” and not a “trash-talking sport.”
After the fight, Dana White said three of Khabib’s entourage members were arrested. Witnesses at the event captured video of what appears to be at least one of the men being put in handcuffs by Las Vegas cops.
Dana also said there will be an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the UFC is providing video immediately. He said Khabib risks a suspension or worse, and the entourage members who were arrested are at risk for having their Visas revoked.
White also said Conor has been paid for the fight but he’s holding on to Khabib’s check until everything gets sorted out.