It’s been a week since UFC 229 and yet everyone is still talking about it.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fourth-round victory over Conor McGregor has almost been forgotten about after the Russian jumped out of the cage to attack Dillon Danis - McGregor’s teammate - immediately afterward.
Khabib’s anger stemmed from McGregor’s “disrespect” in the build-up - and during - the fight.
"He talked about my religion, my country, my father,” Khabib said immediately after the fight.
“He came to Brooklyn, he broke bus and nearly killed two people. So why do people still talk about me jumping over the cage? I have shown respect."
Khabib referred to when McGregor launched a metal dolly through a bus window containing The Eagle and fellow fighters.
Several fighters were injured, while McGregor was arrested and is being sued for his actions.
So, when asked what punishment Khabib should receive for his attack at UFC 229, former UFC star Ronda Rousey insisted that his behaviour wasn’t as bad as McGregor’s back in April.
"I think that Khabib jumping out of the Octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus, because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend, Michael Chiesa, missed his fight because [he got cut by the glass],” Rousey said.
"I think, if you're gonna draw the line there, you should have drawn it before that.
"I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don't think that anyone should get special treatment because they're a bigger draw."
With McGregor getting off considerably lightly for his attack - not even receiving a UFC ban - Rousey clearly feels the same should happen as far as Khabib is concerned.
And it’s hard to argue with that, really.
Nobody was hurt during Khabib's jump out of the cage, while McGregor could have seriously injured - or worse - those on that bus in New York.
And while talking about McGregor, Rousey slammed him for trying to promote his fight with Khabib with his bus attack.
"I understand promoting fights and having to sell them. I really do," Ronda added. "But, I don't think people have to get arrested in order to do that.
"I think I've been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines."
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