Michael Bisping: McGregor 'Gave Up' Once Nurmagomedov Applied The Choke Hold

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Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) submitted Conor McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) in the fourth round of the UFC 229 main event this past Saturday.

Apparently, he's hoping the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is lenient when handing Nurmagomedov his punishment - not just because he hopes McGregor will have the opportunity for a rematch with the champ, but because he likes watching the champ fight, and he understands why he why he acted the way he did.

During an appearance on ESPN First Take today, UFC President Dana White explained that McGregor has already called requesting a rematch.

"We have to see what happens. can these guys get visas and get back in the country?"

The NSAC, however, quickly deemed his actions did not warrant freezing his paycheck. I warned him. For me, the most important thing is discipline.

American officials in Dublin also refused entry to a number of criminals who had failed to disclose their convictions and other details on their Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) applications for the US.

Nurmagomedov also faces the possibility of being stripped of his lightweight title by the UFC if he is hit with a lengthy suspension. Though not near the three million buys he had spoken about before the fight, he did say the numbers are "way over two million". After all were parties were separated, no one involved wished to press charges and no arrests occurred'.

Diaz recently claimed he has no interest in a third McGregor fight, saying he had "other s*** to do", but the right money could make him think otherwise. "They are withholding Khabib's purse, they are not withholding Conor McGregor's".

Nurmagomedov re-entered the octagon and confronted White for not strapping on his championship belt.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is Khabib's coach, mentor, and father, and has reportedly said that his sanctions against his son will be far "tougher than the UFC". I don't know when things started turning into some kind of s-t show?!

Khabib puts on the rear choke hold that won him the fight. "I didn't see Khabib jumping over the cage like that". And he's going to get suspended, so maybe you give him a four to six months suspension.