Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Tension between the two has been bubbling up since April when year-old McGregor attacked a bus transporting many of his fellow fighters at a UFC media day. Khabib currently holds the belt and is undefeated in the sport.
Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor in fourth round History of bad blood explodes in chaos after fight Nurmagomedov vaults into crowd to take on McGregor camp Both fighters escorted out by security guards McGregor-Khabib UFC brawl the result of a business built on its continuing ability to monetise blood lust Scenes of utter mayhem here in Sin City as the biggest mixed martial arts event in history ended in a mass brawl between the teams of the two headline contenders, combat sports star Conor McGregor, of Ireland, and Dagestan's Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retained his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight crown by submitting his rival in the fourth round.
In many ways, the contest itself became an irrelevant talking point after the fight, on an ugly night for mixed martial arts, a visceral all-action sport with combatants using a hybrid of martial arts in effective fighting.
When McGregor was submitted in the fourth round by the victorious Nurmagomedov, the champion climbed over the cage and hurled himself at the rival team, sparking a brawl by attempting to fight Dillon Danis, one of McGregor's cornermen.
Wild scenes erupted which appeared to be a continuation of the bad blood after McGregor infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn, New York, in April.
What we witnessed were scenes of chaos, although it is not the first time there have been brawls ringside in Las Vegas.
This was reminiscent of that night 21 years ago. After a year and an appeal in court, the licence was returned. In fact, Tyson labelled the McGregor brawl as "crazier" than his own. But the feud between these rival mixed martial arts camps had been simmering for months, and crossed the boundaries of religion and culture.
Nurmagomedov, from Russia, was the unbeaten champion. White has been part of a small team helping the sport gain recognition in the mainstream.
I don't know how anyone can come out looking good from this. McGregor was to be paid his, added White.
The Nevada State governor, who was at the contest, is likely to call for an investigation and the Nevada State Athletic Commission could suspend Nurmagomedov's licence to fight. White added: "Police officers were getting punched, security guys were getting punched.
I actually think police and security did an incredible job. Khabib jumped over the cage like one of those Parkour guys. What are you expected to do? Whatever you think of Conor, at least respect the guy. I don't like it and don't want to ever be in that position again.
On a night when the most eyes in its year history were watching. In case you missed it, Nurmagomedov has expressed his regret at what unfolded but showed his disdain for McGregor's behaviour leading up to the fight, including the notorious bus attack in April that left several rival fighters injured.
I know this is not my best side. I'm a human being.
He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father.