I warned him. For me, the most important thing is discipline.
He nearly seemed surprised when someone asked for his picture near his gate before he returned to being an inconspicuous traveler waiting for his flight to board. Such a fight would be likely to generate huge revenues, despite the distaste generated by Saturday's events, and White said he had already heard from McGregor.
However, more than 50 people - mostly men and mostly from the Greater Dublin Area - were not allowed to travel to the so-called Sin City, in the western U.S. state of Nevada, to see the action for themselves.
Apparently, he's hoping the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is lenient when handing Nurmagomedov his punishment - not just because he hopes McGregor will have the opportunity for a rematch with the champ, but because he likes watching the champ fight, and he understands why he why he acted the way he did. "I promised to make him answer for his words and I did".
Nurmagomedov issued an apology to the NSAC on Saturday.
Nurmagomedov also faces the possibility of being stripped of his lightweight title by the UFC if he is hit with a lengthy suspension.
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However for the fight to go ahead, UFC organisers need to overcome a timezone dilemma for pay-per-view buyers in the States. Danis is now signed to Bellator MMA but he wants to fight dos Anjos who has a career 17-8 record in the UFC.
Having made McGregor tap out, Nurmagomedov turned his attention outside the octagon, leaping out of the cage toward the McGregor's stablemate Dillon Danis and igniting a melee. For instance, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been lined up three different times to fight and it still hasn't happened. McGregor declined to press charges. Bisping opined that once Nurmgomedov took McGregor's back in the fourth round, the Irishman was looking for a way out of the fight. The episode worsened when an unidentified associate of Nurmagomedov jumped into the cage and struck McGregor with two sucker punches to the back of the head.
"If you want Khabib", said Rockhold, a former UFC middleweight champion, "he'll want a record-breaking number".
"I was like 'didn't all the commissioners get the memo like the National Football League did that you can't show the violent hits, the unethical and illegal things and still use it in promotion".
"It's always both. We could do one or the other, but at least in the chair's mind, I think the commission will be entertaining a recommendation from the attorney general that will include both".
"Khabib would certainly be a favourite in the re-match if there is one and there probably will be. Now he has to go before the Nevada commission". "I know my father is going to smash me", he said.