Following the melee at UFC 229, the man who last fought Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, called the actions of Khabib Nurmagomedov “unprofessional.”
“I’m not too familiar with the guy McGregor was fighting, but I know the guy he was facing was undefeated,” Mayweather said in an interview with ITP Live regarding the UFC Lightweight champion.
“McGregor is a tough competitor but McGregor’s opponent jumped out of the ring and was fighting people in the crowd so… very unprofessional.”
When asked about potential action by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Mayweather believed it would be a “huge fine.”
“It’s going to be a huge fine,” mused Mayweather. “I’m pretty sure because with my fight against Zab Judah, there was a crazy melee in the ring and a huge penalty – a huge fine. If I’m not mistaken, seven figures”
“Not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even Leonard Ellerbe, so I know when a guy’s jumping out of the cage into the audience and fighting different people, the fine is going to be crazy.”
The Zab Judah incident Mayweather referred to is a brawl that occurred after the two fought in 2006, where his uncle Roger Mayweather would be fined $200,000 for charging the ring after Judah hit Mayweather below the belt and in the back of the head in the 10th round.
Initial Report: Daily Star