Chuck Liddell outraged by UFC 229 brawl

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The 30-year-old fighter dismantled McGregor in the card's main event, ultimately winning by submission in the fourth round.

Nurmagomedov went after a jiu-jitsu training member in McGregor's camp, Dillon Danis, a Bellator MMA fighter who mouthed something after the fight, which sent the champion into a rage. "I think that was in the moment, he [Khabib] was full of passion".

"This isn't the last time guys are going to say mean things to each other".

Some will argue that a rematch doesn't make sense on merit but even the most naive of fans must be aware that money matters more than anything to a fight promoter and there is no bout more lucrative than Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor II right now.

De La Hoya has since attempted to distance himself from the tweet posted from his account.

White sought adequate security for the event ever since McGregor, who launched the first attack back in April, on a bus carrying Nurmagomedov to a UFC event in Brooklyn, was arrested and spent a night in jail.

The general consensus is that De La Hoya was telling porkies.

A fight against reigning 170lbs champion Tyron Woodley is seen as +1800 (18/1) while a super-fight opposite former welterweight and middleweight champ Georges St-Pierre is +375 (15/4).

"Incredible performance by both fighters", Liddell wrote.

"We (fighters) are sportsmen and champions and we should hold ourselves to a higher standard".

It remains to seen whether a rematch between the pair can be agreed but UFC fans will take joy in knowing that McGregor has no intentions of stepping away from the sport again.

"This is not my best side.my father is going to smash me when I get home", Nurmagomedov said.

"Unfortunately, when you allow more and more B.S. during weigh ins and outside of fights, you only slap fighters on the wrist for acting like barbarians and then offer them bigger contracts and reward them for this behaviour". There is no penalty for their actions and it condones this type of behavior and consequently our sport loses its sacred respect.

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