Close Trump ally and UFC president Dana White has spoken of his “great sorrow” over allegations that the ugly finish to the McGregor-Nurmagomedov fight was a “win-win situation” for him.
“I take it personally whenever anyone tries to put words into my mouth,” he said.
White said he was simply acknowledging the reality that the scenes outside the ring would be worth millions in a rematch, even though they had ‘nearly tarnished my much beloved sport’.
Meanwhile, customers in McGregor’s ‘favourite pub,’ The Black Forge in Dublin’s Walkinstown were ambivalent about his post fight claim that he had ‘won the battle’ with Nurmagomedov.
Or, as one put it, “If you’re ever attacked late at night, you sure don’t want to ‘win it’ like that?”