Khabib retained his unbeaten record when he forced McGregor to submit late on in the fight.

But chaos ensued as Nurmagomedov then jumped into the crowd to attack Dillon Danis, a member of McGregor’s team, while the Irishman himself was also punched in the ring by two men, reportedly members of Khabib’s entourage.

The Dagestan native then returned to the Octagon to receive his belt from Dana White.

But the UFC President refused to hand it to Khabib before giving him a telling off in front of televisions cameras.

“Here’s what is going to happen – this is what I believe,” White said.

“If I put this belt on you, everybody is going to throw s**t into the Octagon.”

Khabib explained why he attacked Danis in the crowd, claiming McGregor’s religious slurs were the reason for actions.

“I want to say sorry to the Nevada State Athletic Commission,” Nurmagomedov said.

“This is not my best side. He talked about my religion, my country, my father. He came to Brooklyn, he broke bus and nearly killed two people.

“So why do people still talk about me jumping over the cage? I have shown respect.

“I told you guys: his whole team and him, they are tap machines.

“Today he tapped. (I am) Undisputed and undefeated.

“This is a respectful sport. This is not a trash-talking sport. I want to change this game. You cannot talk about religions and nations.

“This for me is very important. Thank you for waiting for me. I know my father is gonna smash me when I go home. Nevada: sorry. Vegas: sorry.”

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Conor McGregor rematch confirmed on Twitter

A rematch was mooted by UFC pundits when the dust settled after the UFC 229 brawl.

Talk of that has gathered pace after McGregor, taking to Twitter at 10.20am this morning, appeared to confirm that it was on the cards.

He wrote: “Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.”

Earlier, Birtish MMA fighter John Maguire suggested there might be a more cynical motive behind the drama.

“Don’t worry people it will all be forgotten about in a couple of weeks and then there will be a even bigger build-up for a rematch,” he wrote.

Conor McGregor hasn’t pressed charges

After being attacked in the octagon by friends of Khabib, McGregor has opted not to press charges.

Dana White revealed: “I saw one of Conor’s guys yelling at Khabib, Khabib ran and jumped over the octagon, went after him. Two of Khabib’s guys got into the octagon, one guy hit Conor with some shots form behind, and that’s it

“The way that works is Conor is one of the guys who was attacked. Conor refused to press charges. There were three guys from Khabib’s team arrested, and they were released because Conor didn’t want to press charges.”

Khabib has apologised and he hasn’t been paid

Nurmagomedov said: “First of all I want to say sorry to Nevada Athletic Commission and second to Vegas. I know this is not my best side. I’m a human being.

“But I don’t understand how people can talk about how I jump on the cage. He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father.

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“He came to Brooklyn and he broke bus, he almost killed a couple of people. What about this s***?”

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