The Irish Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor has requested through the president of the UFC, Dana White, a new fight against the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, who last Saturday destroyed him in the fourth round and extended his undefeated to 27 victories as king of the light weight.
The fight played at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas had a chaotic ending, with a brawl between the teams of both fighters.
Nurmagomedov, 30, prevailed on McGregor’s submission in the fourth round and seconds later leaped out of the octagon to attack a member of McGregor’s corner.
The police had to intervene and the security personnel removed the two fighters from the compound.
According to the UFC president, several members of Nurmagomedov’s team were arrested, but McGregor refused to press charges.
McGregor, who suffered the fourth defeat in his career in which he has 21 victories, said through social networks that he is “waiting for a rematch” and shortly after he reiterated the same request to Dana White.
Nurmagomedov, who has publicly apologized for his reaction after the fight, has not responded to McGregor.
The Nevada State Sports Commission withheld the $ 2 million purse reserved for Nurmagomedov pending the results of the investigation of the events.
Pay television announced today that the fight left more than 2 million purchases, higher than the last boxing match between the Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez against the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, in the rematch duel for the unification of the title middleweight.
The price to see the fight between Nurmagomedov and McGregor was $ 54.99, which was increased to $ 64.99 if you wanted it in high definition. EFE