"We had so many police here, I don't even know if the city was safe tonight", White cracked. "Looking forward to the rematch".
Nurmagomedov (27-0), after defeating McGregor in the fourth round by rear-naked chokehold in a dominant exhibition of his wrestling skill, was hardly contrite in a brief news-conference appearance.
"What about he talked about my religion, he talk about my country, he talk about my father?"
Back in April, McGregor was part of a group that attacked a bus as they sought out Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 223.
And whatever punishment Nurmagomedov faces, his drawing power will be increased exponentially when he returns to MMA. He had the opportunity to walk out of that place a champion.
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. He looked great doing it.
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What do you think, will Conor McGregor become UFC Lightweight champion again? I think I'd rather fight for the 170lb belt myself. Speaking on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show , Conor admitted: "a lot has happened" over the past year , adding "only God can judge me".
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