Former UFC light heavyweight champion and MMA legend Chuck Liddell weighed in on the post-fight brawl that took place at UFC 229 last Saturday night.
Read all of Business Insider's UFC 229 coverage here. McGregor tweeted after the fight that he was "looking forward to the rematch", too.
Khabib and McGregor back in 2014.
Firstly, there's the uncertainty over Nurmagomedov's status before potential sanctions are announced. It's up in the air whether he'll even be able to fight in Nevada again.
After submitting McGregor (21-4) in the fourth round Saturday, Nurmagomedov (27-0) leapt over the cage and got into a physical altercation with members of McGregor's corner.
All of that means a rematch seems a long, long way off, if it ever happens at all.
The NSAC, however, quickly deemed his actions did not warrant freezing his paycheck. "They are withholding Khabib's purse, they are not withholding Conor McGregor's". This sparked a brawl inside and outside the octagon, which involved members of Nurmagomedov's team. He came to Brooklyn and went after my bus. this is a respect sport, not trash talking. White said Saturday if Nurmagomedov is out for an extended amount of time, the UFC would consider stripping him of his title.
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However, the UFC is a business at the end of the day and if there's one guy who can demand a fight that is guaranteed to break the box office, it's Conor McGregor. "It has to be a win, win, win situation". He and a group of people illegally entered the venue for the event and attacked a bus in an attempt to get to Nurmagomedov in retaliation for him confronting McGregor's friend and teammate Artem Lobov.
This is perhaps the most obvious next step for McGregor. To me, it's a dirty fighting style.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC president Dana White said his glumness regarding the weekend's event has subsided somewhat - the pay-per-view numbers have begun to roll it.
The Irishman has said he would gladly give Diaz the trilogy, given he got his own shot at a rematch.
And McGregor responded: "I love it champ!"
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. Though not near the three million buys he had spoken about before the fight, he did say the numbers are "way over two million".