UFC 229 broke the UFC’s record for most sold pay-per-views with a massive total of 2.4 million estimated sales. That being said, the PPV also ended in a massive fracas between the fight camps of the night’s two headliners. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward to discuss his emotions during the shocking fight night.
UFC 229 went down Oct. 6 in Las Vegas, Nev. Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted MMA megastar within the fourth round of the night’s headliner. Nurmagomedov then immediately leaped out of the octagon and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.
The incident quickly sparked a massive brawl between the opposing fight camps. Speaking to ESPN, as seen within the video provided below, UFC President Dana White has now come forward with his thoughts on the incident.
“For me personally, all the work I put that I put into this the last 20 years of my life… I didn’t want to see it go down like that. I was upset about it. I was the only one. The rest of the world could care less.
“For me, it was just our biggest moment, the most people watching ever, and that’s just not who we are. And it’s not even who Khabib is. He said many time after the fight that he went crazy after the fight and it happens sometimes. This is the fight business.
“But yeah, I was the most upset guy on the planet after that fight. Nobody else cared.”
“We had that thing contained in under 40 seconds.I made the decision to not put the belt on (Khabib) inside the octagon because I didn’t think it was safe, I didn’t think we’d get a good reaction from the fans. We got everyone out of there OK. No fans were hurt, nobody was hurt. Nobody was hurt in this thing and we contained it pretty fast.”