UFC boss: Nurmagomedov won't be stripped of title

Heather Diaz
October 12, 2018

The global online betting group revealed that amongst their customers, this weekend's fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor was the most popular fight in the sport's history.

Khabib dominated from start to finish against McGregor and finished the fight with a rear naked choke after a long period of grappling that forced McGregor to tap.

While the UFC president, Dana White confiscated Nurmagomedov's lightweight championship belt. The commission has yet to pay the Russian fighter his $2 million following the melee that broke out. Members of Nurmagomedov's crew were also arrested for attacking McGregor in the Octagon.

Several members of his team were then seen entering the octagon to attack Conor and a viscous brawl quickly ensued.

Nurmagomedov and McGregor will face a suspension and will be fined from the Nevada commission and that the Russian fighter could be stripped of his title if it is determined that he will be suspended for any length of time.

Nurmagomedov jumped over the cage to go after McGregor's grappling partner Dillon Danis, who was reportedly shouting at him following the end of the fight.

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White, speaking to TMZ, added: "He absolutely keeps his title".

"(The NAC) took his whole purse right now and they are talking about keeping his purse. I do not think that should happen.

Nurmagomedov apologised following the incident but cited pre-fight comments in which McGregor "talked about my religion, talked about my country, talked about my father". "The guy that's yelling at you means nothing".

Diaz and McGregor are now tied at one win apiece and last met in 2016 when McGregor walked away with a decision and what was the highest purse in UFC history.

"We will be filing against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov", chairman of the NSAC, Anthony Marnell, told ESPN.

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