"If he gets suspended, it depends how long it is but yeah he will probably get stripped if it's a long suspension", White said in the aftermath of Saturday's carnage.
After finishing off McGregor with a fourth-round choke, Nurmagomedov pointed at the Irishman's corner, threw his mouthpiece in that direction, then leaped over the cage to go after Dillon Danis, a brash Bellator fighter who serves as McGregor's jiu-jitsu coach.
The scenes that followed UFC 229 were pretty unimaginable. Once on Sunday, with the relatively harmless message, "Looking forward to the rematch". At least three people were arrested after the brawl, and state officials have launched an investigation into the incident. McGregor declined to press charges. "Conor was more concerned about the fight [he lost]", White said. "They'll never fight here".
"I will be very hard on this". When you have such an fantastic event that we've worked hard to build over the last several months and it goes ideal, I mean literally it was too eerie. Security took all the right precautions.
The UFC boss Dana White refused to give Nurmagomedov his lightweight championship belt in the octagon over fears what the angry crowd would do, leaving the Russian fighter requiring a Las Vegas metropolitan police escort out of the building.
It does remain a mystery, however, whether Nurmagomedov will receive the money he was promised from the fight.
"First of all, I want to say sorry to the athletic commission, Nevada and sorry to Vegas". I know this is not my best side. "There is no penalty for their actions and it condones this type of behavior and consequently our sport loses its sacred respect". I don't understand. You cannot talk about religion, you cannot talk about nations, you cannot talk about this stuff.
"My account was hacked, I just want to make you are that this was not me." wrote De La Hoya on Twitter.