This would not be the first time that athletes have taken their issues outside the sidelines. Yet sometimes these emotions spilling into the stands have stood above the rest. Here are five notable North American examples.
The Nevada Athletic Commission originally cleared Conor McGregor for his actions in Saturday night’s UFC 229 brawl at T-Mobile Arena, but a complaint is now expected against the star fighter after new angles of the melee emerged.
The lightweight extended his winning streak to 11 on Saturday night and is in line to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title.
UFC president Dana White wasn’t in the mood to celebrate the massive success of Saturday night’s event at T-Mobile Arena because of a wild brawl following the main event.
Conor McGregor looked out of shape in his return to the UFC after a two-year layoff.
Police made no arrests after a post-fight melee broke out Saturday night at UFC 299 at T-Mobile Arena, police said Sunday.
In the main event, Khabib registered a submission with a neck crank of McGregor at 3:03 of the fourth round to keep his UFC lightweight title. Then the fun really began.
Undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229 before Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence and sparked a wild brawl and chaotic scene.
Things between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov got physical during an intense staredown at the weigh-ins ahead of their Oct. 6 lightweight title fight at the T-Mobile Arena.