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This is mental!!!!

Khabib taps out McGregor, Khabib losses the plot and goes after someone in the crowd, then McGregor starts fighting with Khabib's team mate in the Octagon. Madness

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Well, well, well. Both fighters ushered out the cage without the result being called or any interviews, Dana White wouldn't give Khabib his belt. 

Going to be some heavy suspensions and fines after this, any thoughts of a rematch ahem...

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That was a little bit crazy. Overall one of the best cards ever, but soured by the ending (although it was a bloody fun watch 😂)

McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis shouts stuff at Khabib after the submission, so Khabib jumps out and attacks him. Both teams are attacking each other on the outside and McGregor who's chilling in the octagon is attacked by at least two members of Khabib's team, one of them from behind. Khabib is refused the belt as it may incite a riot and both fighters are escorted out by police and security.

And to top it off, Khabib who is really heavy on sticking to the Islam laws/rules(?), has beer chucked over him as he's leaving by angry Irish fans

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Yeah, there's been bad blood since McGregor and co attacked the coach Khabib and others were travelling in. McGregor then spent the entire build up demeaning Khabib and calling him a 'cowardly little rat' amongst other things so it was always going to end in tears. Poor from Khabib who was insistent he'd not come down to McGregor's level but he kind of has. Shameful end to a fantastic card. Worrying that there are going to be a lot of pumped up Irish and Russians wandering about post-fight. Not gonna end well.

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3 minutes ago, 86 points said:

Yeah, there's been bad blood since McGregor and co attacked the coach Khabib and others were travelling in. McGregor then spent the entire build up demeaning Khabib and calling him a 'cowardly little rat' amongst other things so it was always going to end in tears. Poor from Khabib who was insistent he'd not come down to McGregor's level but he kind of has. Shameful end to a fantastic card. Worrying that there are going to be a lot of pumped up Irish and Russians wandering about post-fight. Not gonna end well.

An MMA journalist I follow on Twitter has said that outside the arena there are Irish fans and people wearing Khabib shirts hugging so it's peaceful at the minute, but who knows how long that will last

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Khabib played it perfectly before the fight in the press conferences, destroyed McGregor in the ring and then....well.

What a way to possibly ruin your career, he's laid the red carpet out for Dana White to kick him out the UFC and stand by his golden boy McGregor.

Should be Khabib v Ferguson next, just can't see how that will happen.

Had this been the other way round the UFC would have probably used the footage to promote McGregor's next fight as they did with the coach incident, Khabib isn't a poster boy though, not a box office name on the same level as McGregor.

Get ready for McGregor v Ferguson next.

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1 minute ago, David said:

Khabib played it perfectly before the fight in the press conferences, destroyed McGregor in the ring and then....well.

What a way to possibly ruin your career, he's laid the red carpet out for Dana White to kick him out the UFC and stand by his golden boy McGregor.

Should be Khabib v Ferguson next, just can't see how that will happen.

Had this been the other way round the UFC would have probably used the footage to promote McGregor's next fight as they did with the coach incident, Khabib isn't a poster boy though, not a box office name on the same level as McGregor.

Get ready for McGregor v Ferguson next.

Which is a shame because I really think Ferguson is one of the few, maybe the only fighter I can see beating Khabib

 

Post fight press conference for anyone interested - 

 

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4 minutes ago, Cam the Ram said:

An MMA journalist I follow on Twitter has said that outside the arena there are Irish fans and people wearing Khabib shirts hugging so it's peaceful at the minute, but who knows how long that will last

Keeping fingers crossed. Looked like a powder keg scenario so relieved to hear all is calm at the moment.

3 minutes ago, David said:

Khabib played it perfectly before the fight in the press conferences, destroyed McGregor in the ring and then....well.

What a way to possibly ruin your career, he's laid the red carpet out for Dana White to kick him out the UFC and stand by his golden boy McGregor.

Should be Khabib v Ferguson next, just can't see how that will happen.

Had this been the other way round the UFC would have probably used the footage to promote McGregor's next fight as they did with the coach incident, Khabib isn't a poster boy though, not a box office name on the same level as McGregor.

Get ready for McGregor v Ferguson next.

Pretty much spot on. I'm not sure if anything else has happened to stir the pot but there were some pretty unpleasant verbal exchanges during the fight and it was pretty clear Khabib was looking to hurt McGregor as badly as he could. That neck lock to finish it made me wince. For someone who is typically super calm, he completely lost it tonight. A suspension beckons for sure.

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7 minutes ago, Cam the Ram said:

@86 pointsmaybe not so peaceful after all

 

Oh dear! And of course all the talk will now be about the aftermath of the main event and not what a terrific card it was up to that point. 

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1 hour ago, McRamFan said:

People call this a sport.  Failed boxers/martial artists acting like thugs, better off watching WWE, at least you know they are just acting.

Controversial but understand what your saying. Dana White sold out. All this transitioning of wwe superstars to MMA like lesnar, lashley, Batista, Cm punk has turned MMA into a bit like wwe then you have Conor with the nonsense with mayweather. Same thing happened with boxing and football. When you have more people interested in it, you have to accommodate to entertain the masses and casuals.

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Sure the trash talking in the press conferences is there to build the PPV numbers, same as it is in Boxing, but at times there is a real hatred between the two fighters. The Khabib and McGregor thing runs much deeper than a bit of promotion for a fight, simply wrong to suggest it's acting of any kind.

Khabib will be given a very real suspension and fine which could prevent him from fighting for a lengthy period, same as Cantona and Evra for their antics in football.

What happened last night/this morning is not a regular occurrence in UFC, most fights end with mutual respect after what can be brutal fights that turn into bloodbaths. See Pettis and Ferguson.

WWE have scripted storylines where it is known X wrestler will leave the ring and smash X into a table that's not on the fight card. 

The McGregor fight had more police and security than any fight in Vegas, not to enhance any fictional story, but for genuine concern having both camps in the building together and to prevent what happened at the end. Even then it wasn't enough.

I get UFC won't be everyones cup of tea but acting it most certainly is not.

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40 minutes ago, David said:

Sure the trash talking in the press conferences is there to build the PPV numbers, same as it is in Boxing, but at times there is a real hatred between the two fighters. The Khabib and McGregor thing runs much deeper than a bit of promotion for a fight, simply wrong to suggest it's acting of any kind.

Khabib will be given a very real suspension and fine which could prevent him from fighting for a lengthy period, same as Cantona and Evra for their antics in football.

What happened last night/this morning is not a regular occurrence in UFC, most fights end with mutual respect after what can be brutal fights that turn into bloodbaths. See Pettis and Ferguson.

WWE have scripted storylines where it is known X wrestler will leave the ring and smash X into a table that's not on the fight card. 

The McGregor fight had more police and security than any fight in Vegas, not to enhance any fictional story, but for genuine concern having both camps in the building together and to prevent what happened at the end. Even then it wasn't enough.

I get UFC won't be everyones cup of tea but acting it most certainly is not.

Think you’re slightly missing the point raised..... where I think it’s getting comparable to the acting of WWE is that the actual fight doesn’t get talked about, the reactions before and after are.... not dissing UFC, but it seems like a monster out of control and Dana hasn’t the capability of reigning it back in. It’s pure Hollywood acting at the minute the people see..... not saying the scraps ain’t real, but the stuff that comes with it is past the fourth wall. 

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