McGregor’s coach supports Nurmagomedov
After defeating McGregor, Nurmagomedov got out of the octagon and attacked Denis. This provoked a brawl between teams of athletes.
The trainer of Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, supported Nurmagomedov in an interview with The Joe Rogan Experience YouTube channel.
“I hope (the NSAC) is lenient on him,” he said. “Not just so we can get a rematch. I just love watching him fight. I can stretch myself to understand his reaction. I can’t stretch myself to understand (his teammates’) reaction. For Khabib, it’s not the end of the world.”
Kavanagh had a front row seat as Khabib leaped over the cage and attacked Bellator welterweight Danis. “(Danis) didn’t say anything,” Kavanagh added. “I was standing beside Dillon. I didn’t see what he did, but I could hear. He didn’t say anything. When I watched it back, I could see him beckon (Nurmagomedov) on. It’s just stupid end-of-fight stuff. But it didn’t justify that level of response,” Mr. Kavanagh stated.
After defeating McGregor, Nurmagomedov got out of the octagon and attacked Denis. This provoked a fight between athletes’ teams. According to the Nurmagomedov’s father, Denis instigated a Russian fighter. “He insulted our family, our values, our religion,” stressed Nurmagomedov Sr. The police shushed the brawl.