Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC 229 paycheck withheld after post-match brawl

Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC 229 paycheck withheld after post-match brawl

We got the rapper at LAX Sunday, and he was still hyped after the UFC 229 insanity - Khabib smoking Conor in the Octagon, and then sparking a massive post-fight brawl by going after Conor's jiu-jitsu coach, Dillon Danis.

But should he be stripped of the title and be handed a lengthy suspension, his options would no doubt be limited, with White refusing to answer whether he would entertain the idea of working around a suspension to accommodate Khabib - at least initially.

Firstly, there's the uncertainty over Nurmagomedov's status before potential sanctions are announced.

It was, however, the events after the main event which got everyone talking.

By adding the words "the war goes on", McGregor, who had a black eye in the photograph that accompanied the post, is heavily implying that this rivalry is not over.

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White said Nurmagomedov should've "pulled [McGregor] up from the ground and said, 'Hey, good fight, ' and got his belt". Despite Khabib's dominant performance at Saturday's PPV, in which McGregor tapped out in the fourth round, the Irish superstar is already campaigning for a rematch against the undefeated Lightweight champ.

GSP also previously told RT: "It has to be win, win, win situation..."

"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". And the same thing for the other guy.

Khabib's father and trainer, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, would be a dream match-up for him, which might factor in his son's thinking.

Based on what happened after the fight, a rematch between these two fighters would likely do huge PPV numbers. He particularly pummeled McGregor when he had him pinned late in the second. However, that would deprive him of an October 27 fight between Nurmagomedov's teammate Zubaira Tukhugov and Artem Lobov, one of McGregor's best friends. "I'm a human being", said the 30-year-old Russian.

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