Khabib Nurmagomedov may have ruined his UFC career after his actions following his fourth round victory against Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Khabib made it 27-0 with a dominant performance during the fight, but immediately proceeded to attack members of McGregor’s team outside the cage after the Irishman had tapped out.
Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact punishment Khabib will receive with an indefinite suspension overhanging The Eagle.
There are also suggestions that Khabib will quit UFC anyway after Dana White revealed that his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, could be punished for his role in the aftermath in which he attacked McGregor.
The truth is, we may have seen Khabib in his last UFC fight.
One thing that could save him is his apology immediately afterward.
In his press conference, Khabib showed remorse by saying sorry for his behaviour.
"First of all I want to say sorry to Nevada Athletic Commission and second to Vegas. I know this is not my best side. I'm a human being,” he said.
But that wasn’t the only apology Khabib made on the night.
After walking back into his dressing room, he had a little chat with his coach Javier Mendez.
And Khabib produced a rather brilliant line.
He said: “Sorry coach, this is not me... it was the eagle.”
Pretty hilarious - especially as his jump was very similar to that of an eagle.
Take a look:
Coach Mendez didn’t seem too concerned about Khabib’s behaviour and kept repeating “It’s ok, it’s ok.”
We highly doubt the NSAC will see Khabib’s actions as “ok” though and they’ve already handed both he and McGregor an initial 10-day suspension.
Then on October 24, they will vote on just how serious the actual punishments should be for the respective fighters.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms