Tony Ferguson: 'I'm the Champ,' Wants UFC Title Fight Next

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Tony Ferguson: 'I'm the Champ,' Wants UFC Title Fight Next

Dana White was asked whether he would be interested in promoting a rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor, considering the risks that can not be ignored, but he remained non-committal on running it back.

Despite Khabib winning the fight, McGregor, who was sporting a black eye, insisted 'we won the battle (and) the war goes on'.

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Rather than celebrate, Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence of the UFC octagon and charged at McGregor's cageside friend Dillon Danis. I don't want people talking shit about opponents, talking shit about fathers or religion.

UFC chief Dana White confirmed later that three of Nurmagomedov's team were arrested and taken to jail but were released later because McGregor refused to press charges.

"And I mean Khabib. I've been doing this for 18 years and this is the biggest night ever and I couldn't be more disappointed".

White said Nurmagomedov should've "pulled [McGregor] up from the ground and said, 'Hey, good fight, ' and got his belt".

During the eagerly-anticipated clash in Las Vegas, Khabib submitted McGregor by rear naked choke in the fourth round. I don't understand. You cannot talk about religion, you cannot talk about nations, you cannot talk about this stuff.

Diaz is set to make his return against number three-ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier in the main event at UFC 230 in NY in November, and should he emerge victorious, McGregor could be next in line.

"We had so many police here, I don't even know if the city was safe tonight", White cracked.

Former UFC interim champ Tony Ferguson saw off Anthony Pettis in his return to action in the co-main event on Saturday, with the pair serving up a brutal slugfest that saw "El Cucuy" win via second-round TKO. And the same thing for the other guy.

White and some UFC fighters who spoke before him were concerned that casual fans who purchased the pay-per-view may conclude this kind of behaviour comes with cage fighting. Regardless, it is going to take time to figure it all out.

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