The champion incited a huge post-fight brawl and Nurmagomedov has now apologized for his role in the chaos.
“I want to say sorry to the athletic commission,” Nurmagomedov said at the UFC 229 post-fight news conference. “Sorry to Vegas. I know this is not my best side. This is not my best side. I am a human being.”
Nurmagomedov could be facing a lot of punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the post-fight brawl.
While Nurmagomedov seems regretful for his actions, one thing the fighter cannot understand is all the outrage for the post-fight brawl.
“I do not understand how people can talk about ‘I jumped from the cage.’” Nurmagomedov said. “Worry about, he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he almost killed a couple people. Worry about this. Worry about this sh*t. Why people talk about ‘I jump over the cage?’ Why people still talk about this? I don’t understand.”
McGregor has declined to press any charges against Nurmagomedov’s crew for their role in the post-fight brawl.