UFC 229 will only be remembered for one thing: the mass brawl that was sparked after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor.
The Russian jumped out of the octagon after beating McGregor and started to attack Dillon Danis, the Notorious’ teammate.
Meanwhile, members of Nurmagomedov’s team entered the cage to attack McGregor.
It was a crazy scene, with UFC president Dana White confirming that three members of Nurmagomedov’s party were arrested.
White expressed his disappointment at the post-fight events.
“A lot of bad stuff that shouldn’t have happened,” he said.
“All hell broke loose. I don’t even know what to say right now. I’m just disgusted and sick over it.”
McGregor has tweeted
McGregor, whose record now stands at 21-4, has now tweeted following the fight.
There are concerns about what will happen to Nurmagomedov now - but McGregor is simply eyeing the rematch.
“Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch,” the Notorious wrote.
But will a rematch happen?
White admitted following the fight that there’s a chance the UFC lightweight champion and his team may not be allowed visas to enter the United States again.
The repercussions of Nurmagomedov’s actions are yet unknown.
White refused to put the belt around the 30-year-old inside the octagon for fear of the backlash.
But the UFC clearly have a big decision to make.
Of course, Nurmagomedov was on the bus that McGregor attacked earlier in the year.
There’s a deep-rooted rivalry between the pair and if Nurmagomedov is permitted to fight again, a rematch with McGregor seems inevitable.
Nurmagomedov was ahead on the judges’ scorecards when he submitted McGregor in the fourth round of the contest in Las Vegas.
The Dagestan-born fighter largely dominated proceedings and forced McGregor to tap with just under two minutes remaining in the penultimate round.
But unfortunately, the fight was overshadowed by what happened afterwards.