UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor finally fought inside the octagon on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the stunning main event of UFC 229. Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round, but the action did not end there.
Nurmagomedov leaped out of the octagon and attacked McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis. From there, a fracas erupted between the two fight camps.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (UFC) has since begun an investigation into the incident. A hearing will be held on Oct. 24 to determine if Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov should be indefinitely suspended during the rest of the investigation.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and reigning WWE women’s RAW champion Ronda Rousey has now come forward to offer her thoughts on the incident.
“I understand promoting fights and having to sell them, I really do. I understand you got to do what you got to do make sure you’re promoting something, I get it. But, I don’t think people have to get arrested in order to do that. I think I’ve been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really want to see it without crossing any legal lines.”
The former UFC champion went on to criticize the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for the promotion of the event and her hopes that the organization will look forward past more than the “next quarter” when making decisions in their promotions.
Check out Ronda Rousey’s full thoughts within the video provided below.