Bisping opined that once Nurmgomedov took McGregor's back in the fourth round, the Irishman was looking for a way out of the fight. 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.
Khabib Nurmagomedov caused havoc at ringside by jumping into the crowd on Saturday night after beating Conor McGregor but it's not just the authorities he has to worry about, his own dad is also after him.
After the melee, UFC president Dana White said the three men who attacked McGregor had been arrested, but Las Vegas police reported no arrests stemming from the incident, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib jumped over the octagon walls during his clash with McGregor, with a brawl subsequently erupting with members of his opponent's team.
"Nobody saw Khabib diving over there. But what are you going to do when a guy flies like a monkey over a cage?"
Humble in defeat, McGregor immediately took to Twitter to declare his desire for a rematch, putting pressure on Nurmagomedov to accept.
Nurmagomedov issued an apology but remained defiant.
White told reporters for ESPN that the Nevada State Atheltic Commission is now holding both McGregor's and Nurmagomedov's fight checks until further notice. I don't know when things started turning into some kind of s-t show?! Guys, you can not talk about this stuff and, for me, this is very important. In Nurmagomedov's apology for triggering the postfight melee, he said of McGregor, "He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he nearly killed a couple people".
But the 30-year-old Russian fighter began a brawl by the octagon moments after preserving his undefeated record. "You can not talk about religion, you can not talk about nation".