He then turned back to the anger that fuelled his preparation for the fight and made his resounding victory a footnote by leaping out of the octagon and attacking a member of McGregor's team.
De La Hoya's account seemed to blame McGregor fans for the incident, which was caused when Khabib targetted Dillon Danis in the crowd.
"He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father".
McGregor's $US3 million purse was not withheld after commission officials examined video footage and determined his side had done nothing wrong in the melee.
Nurmagomedov's future in the sport remains unknown and his teammates are likely to be banned for life after attacking McGregor from both ends amid the chaos. "I don't know what to say right now, I'm disgusted".
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But I don't think about [the abuse] because even, if that happens, being so young, maybe it affects him, maybe it doesn't. Klopp has been described as Pep Guardiola's nemesis but the German insisted there is no magic formula to beating City.
"The fight was very clear", Rogan said. Nurmagomedov said after apologising to the Nevada commission during a brief post-fight statement to reporters, his title belt displayed on the dais before him.
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"Last night was an unfortunate turn of events during one of the biggest and important fights in UFC history".
"The fans got an unbelievable fight and a great show".
Several members of his team are also reportedly facing sanctions - including fellow UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov.
It's still not clear, however, what ramifications Nurmagomedov will face.