POLICE in Las Vegas have confirmed there were no arrests after the post-fight melee which followed Conor McGregor’s defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
McGregor tapped midway through the fourth round of the lightweight title battle with the undefeated Nurmagomedov, who then vaulted the octagon and attacked a member of the Irishman’s team.
During the chaos McGregor was ambushed in the octagon by three members of Nurmagomedov’s entourage, including his cousin, although he was seen to get away a few punches of his own.
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UFC boss Dana White told UFC ON FOX that three members of Nurmagomedov’s team were arrested in the aftermath of the violent scuffles but a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Monday dispelled that assertion.
“LVMPD officers assisted with breaking up several small fights that took place after Saturday night’s UFC main event in Las Vegas. After all parties were separated, no one involved wished to press charges and no arrests occurred,” the statement read.
McGregor was making his return to mixed martial arts after a two-year hiatus in an event which was billed as the biggest in the UFC’s history.
The Russian retained his lightweight title with a career-best performance at T-Mobile Arena but could be stripped of the belt if he draws a lengthy suspension, according to White.