Joe Rogan reveals why Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon

Aubrey Yates
October 9, 2018

UFC president, Dana White, refused to put the lightweight championship on Khabib in the Octagon for fear of inciting a full-on riot among the fans.

The violent scenes that marred the end of UFC 229 last night were so chaotic that it was hard to see exactly what happened that led to Conor McGregor being attacked in the Octagon by Khabib Nurmagomedov's teammates, but fan video footage sheds new light on the situation.

The men jumped into the Octagon and swung at McGregor, and were subsequently arrested following the insane melee.

McGregor, meanwhile, returned to the Octagon for the first time UFC 205 in 2016.

McGregor simply didn't have an answer to Khabib's fine-tuned ground combat skills, being dominated and made to eat not only canvas but a serious barrage of punches and elbows.

White says Khabib had the opportunity to walk out of that place a champion, instead of flying over the cage and doing the things that he did. "What about this...?" Nurmagomedov asked during the press conference. "This is not my best side", he said. Round 2 started off more to McGregor's liking with the two fighters standing toe-to-toe and Khabib caught McGregor with a cracking right hook sending him sprawling to the floor before retaking the mounted position and dishing out the punishment.

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He went on to complain bitterly about McGregor's behaviour in the lead-up to the fight that exacerbated the bad blood between the two teams.

Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"I don't understand how people can talk about I jump on the cage".

The Russian ended McGregor's attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, which then sparked a mass brawl.

White said that it would be now up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to decide if Nurmagomedov would face further sanctions.

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