Nurmagomedov went after a jiu-jitsu training member in McGregor's camp, Dillon Danis, a Bellator MMA fighter who mouthed something after the fight, which sent the champion into a rage. The fight saw Ferguson win due to a corner stoppage in the second round over Pettis.
White sought adequate security for the event ever since McGregor, who launched the first attack back in April, on a bus carrying Nurmagomedov to a UFC event in Brooklyn, was arrested and spent a night in jail.
"I don't understand how people can talk about how I jumped on the cage", Nurmagomedov said.
Speaking to Niall McGrath about Price's comments on McGregor, he said: "In your fight career, everyone's got to do what's best for them, you know". This is not the way we want to celebrate such a dominant performance but when you talk about people's country, family and religion and intentionally try to kill someone like he said and the cornermen running their mouths after, this is the fight game and s*** happens. "Looking forward to the rematch".
Many fans believe the new footage explains why McGregor didn't want to press charges against the men, allowing them to walk free not long after they were detained.
UFC 229 shattered the promotion's previous gate record with $US17.2 million in ticket sales at T-Mobile Arena, and White expects the pay-per-view sales to break the promotion's record as well. McGregor appeared to be referring to a book written several years ago which claimed that Abdelaziz once worked as an informant for the NYPD and Federal Bureau of Investigation among US Muslims in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. He looked great doing it. They've been saying mean things for 18 years in the UFC. "It should have been a very different night for him".