McGregor tweeted the morning after losing the Nurmagomedov.
One man jumped the fence, swinging blows at McGregor before being bundled away by security and there were punches thrown in the crowd as police and security struggled to deal with the angry crowd, most of whom had been backing the Irishman.
The victorious Khabib leapt over the fence and attacked Dillion Danis after the sanctioned fight, while McGregor fought off some of Khabib's teammates having just nearly been chocked out. Tony Ferguson, who was slated to face Nurmagomedov back in April in Brooklyn before a freak knee injury sidelined him, begins his rise back to the top when he takes on Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of the night.
Before their UFC 229 fight, McGregor and Nurmagomedov said their feud would continue no matter what happened in the Octagon.
Nurmagomedov showed up at the postfight news conference around midnight local time.
Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
McGregor's US$3m purse was not withheld after commission officials examined video footage and determined his side had done nothing wrong.
"I feel that because it was a one-sided fight, Khabib didn't have chance to get the respect of McGregor". "I don't know what to say right now, I'm disgusted". "This is not my best side", he said. "There's gonna be an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and. there's gonna be big-money fines, and these guys are in big trouble".
Nurmagomedov and McGregor both left the ring before the championship belt could be put around Nurmagomedov's waist. I'm a human being, but I don't understand how people can talk about jumping on the cage when he talks about my religion, he talks about my country, he talks about my father and he comes to Brooklyn and he broke the bus and nearly killed a couple of people. Three of Nurmagedov's staff were arrested but then released after Conor said he did not want to press charges.
That is the opinion of former UFC fighter Dan Hardy.