As of now, we all know that earlier this month Conor Mcgregor made the headlines with the infamous rampage at Bellator 187. He scaled the fence in celebration after his teammate Charlie Ward’s victory over John Redmond. He got into an altercation with referee Marc Goddard, when told to leave the cage and slapped a Bellator official.
McGregor would later issue an apology for his reckless behavior.
Surprisingly Jose Aldo who covers up Mcgregor’s antics at Bellator but Khabib Nurmagomedov is not.
Khabib Nurmagomedov speaking on the Talk and Talker podcast recently, where he defended Mcgregor’s actions at Bellator 187 that its normal to scaled the cage that I have done on many occasions too, but Mcgregor crossed the line when he shoves the referee.(Via MMA fighting)
“My very good friend fought for a big organization in Europe at 57 kgs, 125 [pounds]. When he win, I do same s**t. I come inside, and I hold him because I’m very happy. I’m jumping on the cage; I come inside. A lot of people come inside, my friends, my teammates, because we’re very happy but when referee tells me, ‘Hey, you guys have to go out,’ I don’t try to fight with him because I know referee is not a professional fighter, he’s referee. I have to respect rules. But I go crazy a little bit after I understand, ‘Hey, this is not good. I have to stop this,’ and I try to tell my friends, my teammates that we have to go out.
“Sometimes this happens and this organization disqualification 30 percent of his money, but it’s okay. It’s okay. This organization has rules, and when we come to the organization, we have to follow this. We have to follow rules. So sometimes this happens, but I don’t understand why he tried to fight with a referee. I don’t understand it.
“One time, if you try with him, it’s okay, but you see these guys don’t want a fight with you and he cannot fight with you. Why would you try more and more? I don’t understand this one. When you come to inside the cage because you’re very happy about your friend’s win, it’s okay but try to fight with a referee; this is not good.”
Nurmagomedov then suggested that the UFC should make an effort to humble the lightweight champ McGregor, who’s antics recently been out of control.
“Yes, it’s okay, but not all the time. He does this all the time. In Ultimate Fighter show, in Bellator show, I don’t understand why he can do, but other guys cannot do. Because he’s Conor McGregor? He cannot do this. The UFC has to make him humble a little bit because other guys say, ‘Oh, Conor do this? He can do this but why I not?’ This is why sometimes you have to follow rules when you’re a big name, because a lot of people are watching you.
“When you jump inside the ring, okay, but when you try to fight with a referee, this is not good.”
Nurmagomedov believes the most offensive thing when Mcgregor slapped the Bellator official.
“Why he don’t slap me when we go very close like UFC 205? Because he understands I don’t stop. Maybe he slaps him because he understands he’s not fighter, he cannot give him back.
“I never slap somebody if this guy cannot fight with me. . . You cannot fight with me. I can kill you. I can punch you and I can take you down and smash your face. You have to stay relaxed. Sometimes you have to say this because you’re a professional athlete and you can kill people.”
Do you agree with Nurmagomedov’s statement?