Khabib turned on the heat inside the Octagon on Saturday as he extended his unbeaten run to 27 matches in MMA after submitting McGregor by rear-naked choke in the fourth round.
Police eventually separated the dueling brawls, and both McGregor and Khabib were escorted out of the Las Vegas arena.
By following his masterful victory with a reckless response to McGregor's lengthy campaign of verbal and physical aggression, Nurmagomedov showcased the best and worst sides of mixed martial arts in a 30-second span. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn.
But for all the things Nurmagomedov said McGregor shouldn't have done, no fighter can jump out of the octagon to attack someone without harsh repercussions.
"People are talking about how I jumped over the cage". McGregor called Nurmagomedov's father a "quivering coward" during a boisterous news conference.More news: Key senators undecided as U.S. Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh
"He was like, 'We don't like each other, whatever.' He doesn't care about charges".
McGregor levelled the scores against rival Nate Diaz in UFC 202 after losing via submission six months previously at UFC 196 and he has a point to prove again after his pre-fight trash talk was silenced by a dominant Nurmagomedov.
"We have to see what happens. can these guys get visas and get back in the country? He's going to have to master the stand-up game and everything else, but what I've found over the years is that when you take a guy like this, who has competed all over the world in big events, they're calm and relaxed and they'll develop if you push them along and nurture them the right way". The UFC 229 scene also recalled Floyd Mayweather's fight with Zab Judah in 2006, in which the fighters' trainers brawled in the ring between rounds and almost set off a riot; the post-fight fracas between entourages and fans at heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe's fight with Andrew Golota in 1996; and a Strikeforce MMA show in Nashville in 2010 which ended with a post-fight brawl carried live on CBS.
"I told you guys, not only him, his whole team, they're tap machine". He looked great doing it.