UFC 229: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor Mcgregor was marketed as the biggest fight the UFC had ever put together. While that may be true for at least the immediate future, the chaos which followed Khabib’s fourth round submission win will undoubtedly be considered to be one of the most controversial and most talked about moments in the promotions history.
As is always the case, fans, media and fighters alike were all quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on the chaos unfolding in Las Vegas.
Here are some of the highlights.
Khabib Nurmagomedov jumps out of the Octagon and there's a melee outside the cage. Now someone jumps into the cage and starts throwing punches at Conor McGregor. DISGUSTING.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 7, 2018
Do y’all remember Mac and 30 of his friends raided backstage and threw a dolly at Khabib iNJURING several other FIGHTERS and STAFF. Also throwing mud on Khabibs family , team and country for several months and you think it’ll all be cool?…Now they making Mac the victim here?
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 7, 2018
Conor never made physical contact with Aldo. Khabib made contact with lots of people outside the Octagon. That is assault. The two incidents are not the same thing. I'm sorry you don't understand that. #ufc229 https://t.co/S2W0KK1Ore
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) October 7, 2018
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) October 7, 2018
Khabib is a disgrace and so are his team!! Dogs and cowards his team are for trying to steal it on Connor! Truly disgusting and I hope Khabib and his people are banned for this! Disgraceful..
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) October 7, 2018
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 7, 2018
Man. Khabib was the gangster last night. They did some gangster shit. Khabib can only enter the octagon to 90’s gangster rap. Someone write Straight out of Dagestan ASAP.
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) October 7, 2018
What a dope card! Sick fights, and Khabib did what he does best!! That was worth the hype. I woulda hoped the cage too tho eff that #teamkhabib
— Sijara SarJ Eubanks (@SarJnCharge) October 7, 2018
Another historical night. Amazing atmosphere, technical fight with excitement all the way thru. All that makes MMA a great sport. Shame about the ending. On to the next one.
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) October 7, 2018
Bullshit, Ariel. This has to be dealt with, it is absolutely disgraceful. A name is needed, who attacked Conor? Khabib attacked a cornerman? Never has anything so inexcusable happened in the UFC.
Name and shame now! Khabib should face criminal charges for attacking @dillondanis.
— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) October 7, 2018
I guess that's MMA's version of Malice at the Palace. #UFC229
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) October 7, 2018
Unacceptable! You can’t jump the fence and punch the fighter. Awesome fights but on the end 👎🏽
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) October 7, 2018
It’s true people love the drama.
But CM didn’t deserve to be sucker punched after the fight, that’s unbelievably shitty thing to do https://t.co/r7PXAdkHrA
— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) October 7, 2018
Pussy Irish guy attacked a bus with innocent women on it, him and his pussy Dillon daniscorner deserve it all… justice baby!!!
— Al Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) October 7, 2018
Anyone trying ‘Khabib is warranted in his actions because McGregor threw a dolly’ needs to get their priorities sorted. Conor was a disgrace back in April, as was Khabib in Vegas. More eyes on tonight and MMA has taken another massive knock in the battle for respect. #UFC229
— Andreas M. Georgiou (@andremgeorgiou) October 7, 2018
Anyone still think that bus incident in Brooklyn was some sort of publicity stunt by the UFC? This has been personal from day one and just went up another level. Once again, when the dust settles there's probably going to be sequel here. You best believe a rematch is on. #UFC229
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) October 7, 2018
Worst attitude I have even seen in the sport by Khabib team mates jumping into the cage and attacking Connor. #UFC229
— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) October 7, 2018
— Jimmie Rivera (@JimmieRivera135) October 7, 2018
— Cindy Dandois (@DandoisCindy) October 7, 2018
Yall still think those free chairs are a good idea?! #UFC229
— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) October 7, 2018
This is so fucking stupid… 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
This is terrible for the sport. No matter what happens before the fight, after, you set it all aside and be fucking professional.
Act like champions..#UFC229
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) October 7, 2018
Easy to jump on the band wagon and forget all about Conor & team storming a venue, Attacking a bus with women & other UFC athletes on board causing injury & criminal damage…… that’s all ok now @TeamKhabib is the baddy. Score is 1-1 let’s finish it in Russia. 🤷🏻♂️.. #UFC229
— Graham Boylan 🇮🇪 ☘️ (@GrahamBoylan) October 7, 2018
Send me location 😂😂🤚🏽Na yer Awrite pal…..
— Robert Whiteford (@Flyinjudoka) October 7, 2018
Paul Daley was excommunicated from the UFC for less than what Khabib did last night. Very much doubt the same happens due to Khabib's manager running half the roster, but it makes you think…
— Brad Wharton (@MMABrad48) October 7, 2018
Just finished watching the fights. Fucking hell, what a disgrace. Anyone involved shouldn't be allowed back in a UFC event.
Khabib #1 dickhead.
— Brad Wharton (@MMABrad48) October 7, 2018
Y’all wanted to see what happened when if he would’ve got off the bus
— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) October 7, 2018
All those burgundy blazers, it looks like the stadium’s valet drivers got lost. #UFC229
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) October 7, 2018
All in brawl whatever.. but don’t be climbing fences sneaking up from behind like a dog. That’s just coward shit.
— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) October 7, 2018
I still want to know who is the guy in the red shirt. His fence jumping capabilities are fantastic. https://t.co/7I8CVTllDS
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 7, 2018
Kid in the red who attached Conor
Odds he never fights in ufc again pic.twitter.com/zFHLCZd7lX
— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) October 7, 2018
Hey guys, two wrongs don’t make it right. Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did. But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man. Sucks
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 7, 2018
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018