Khabib's manager suggests McGregor barbs led to post-fight skirmish

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229 lived up to the hype as most of the fights on the main card, including the titular fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, was filled with quality action.

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.

A melee broke out in the ring after Khabib climbed out of the Octagon to attack a member of McGregor's team who was mocking him.

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Conor McGregor had infuriated Tukhugov before the fight, branding the Chechnya-born fighter a "traitor" for being team-mates with Dagestan-native Nurmagomedov.

"My face when someone says that they didn't like my jump, but I tried so hard", Nurmagomedov posted, adding: "I hope I didn't hurt anyone's feelings with this jump".

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UFC President Dana White said after the fight that three of Khabib's coaching team were arrested and taken to jail. "But [McGregor] talked about my religion, my country, my father".

But Nurmagomedov said he had been brought to a boil by McGregor's behaviour since April, when McGregor infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov and several other UFC fighters.

And after the third round, which was the only one won by the Irishman, microphones picked up an interesting comment from McGregor.

White said Nurmagomedov should've "pulled [McGregor] up from the ground and said, 'Hey, good fight, ' and got his belt".

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.

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