But when Nurmagomedov promptly hurdled over the cage and fought with McGregor's taunting cornermen while his own teammates ambushed McGregor in the octagon, the Russian champion and his friends might have seriously damaged careers that were just about to take off.
Nurmagomedov jumped into the crowd and brawled with Dillon Danis, one of McGregor's coaches.
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In fact, it looks more like 45 feet. "He just wants to ensure that it puts pressure on China as much as possible". Pacific Fleet said October 2, describing an encounter that could worsen tensions between the nations.
The head of the Nevada Athletic Commission, Bob Bennett, told the Los Angeles Times he's launching a "comprehensive investigation" of the incident, and UFC president Dana White said late on Saturday it would not be surprising if Nurmagomedov receives a lengthy suspension and has his belt stripped.
The commission's first move was to hold Nurmagomedov's guaranteed US$2 million purse indefinitely, and it's unclear whether law enforcement will pursue charges.
UFC 229 is playing host to one of the biggest fights in UFC's history but among the lineup to get there is plenty of great action in its own right. "I know this is not my best side", said Khabib. "But [McGregor] talked about my religion, my country, my father".
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Wolff will also be tasked with ensuring Bottas' confidence is not dented as Mercedes go about closing out the constructors' title. Bottas, who signed a one-year extension in July to stay with Mercedes next season, added: 'I am prepared to play for the team.
The man holding that title now, the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov, is one of the most unsafe fighters in the world and someone who has draw the ire of McGregor as of late.
"The fans got an wonderful fight and a great show".
And whatever punishment Nurmagomedov faces, his drawing power will be increased exponentially when he returns to MMA.
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Klopp says he has huge respect for the way in which City play under Guardiola and described it as "exciting" to face his teams. As a player, you're looking to plant a seed in the opposition's heads that you're better than them in these big games.
The wait is through and tomorrow night's (Sat., October 6, 2018) UFC 229 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is at hand.