— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) October 7, 2018
We probably should have seen this coming.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was pretty quiet all week in the build to Saturday’s UFC 229 main event with Conor McGregor.
While McGregor taunted and poke the unbeaten lightweight champion, Nurmagomedov remained quiet.
Once the Octagon door closed, it was Nurmagomedov in control, as he picked up a fourth round submission win. However, the event will be remembered for what happened after, as “The Eagle” jumped over the cage and went after Dillon Danis, a teammate of McGregor’s.
While McGregor remained inside the cage, a member of Nurmagomedov’s team jumped in and landed a shot that set off a brief melee. Eventually, the Octagon was cleared out with UFC president Dana White refusing to announce Nurmagomedov as champion.
There were plenty of reactions on Twitter to the incident immediately following:
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) October 7, 2018
Pussy Irish guy attacked a bus with innocent women on it, him and his pussy Dillon daniscorner deserve it all… justice baby!!!
— Al Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) October 7, 2018
Well… that escalated quickly
— Phil Davis (@PhilMrWonderful) October 7, 2018
Connor fought like a man, Khabib fought like a man but won like a coward…#ufc229
— Emil Valhalla Meek (@emilvalhalla) October 7, 2018
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) October 7, 2018
Very unfortunate aftermath of the #mcgregorvskhabib fight. While there is no condoning Khabib 's behavior or that of his teammate, make no mistake, The fuse for this was lit by McGregor attacking the bus. This is very unfortunate on many levels.
— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) October 7, 2018
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) October 7, 2018
Unacceptable! You can’t jump the fence and punch the fighter. Awesome fights but on the end 👎🏽
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) October 7, 2018