After securing a fourth-round rear naked choke in the biggest fight of his career, Khabib Nurmagomedov sullied his sublime in-cage performance with a reprehensible brawl after the bell.
Moments after forcing Conor McGregor to tap to a rear-naked choke that wasn’t fully under the chin, Nurmagomedov vaulted the Octagon cage and attacked Dillon Danis in the Irishman’s corner.
Following the champions actions, police officers and arena officials looked to separate the two but tensions spilled over into the cage as members from Khabib’s team entered the Octagon and attacked McGregor.
Fortunately, no notable damage or injury was done to any person involved in either scuffle but the end result of a heated rivalry has left a black eye on the sport of MMA.
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 4, 3:03)
Tony Ferguson def. Anthony Pettis via TKO (corner stoppage) (Round 2, 5:00)
Dominick Reyes def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Derrick Lewis def. Alexander Volkov via KO (Round 3, 4:49)
Michelle Waterson def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)
Jussier Formiga def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Jalin Turner via KO (Round 1, 3:52)
Aspen Ladd def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (Round 1, 3:26)
Scott Holtzman def. Alan Patrick via KO (Round 3, 3:42)
Yana Kunitskaya def. Lina Lansberg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nik Lentz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (Round 2, 1:19)
Tony Martin def. Ryan LaFlare via TKO (Round 3, 1:00)