Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya has revealed a late night social media post on the Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor fight was a hack.
The former ten-time world champion raised considerable eyebrows on Saturday evening with his reaction to the near riot after Khabib made McGregor tap out.
De La Hoya’s account seemed to blame McGregor fans for the incident, which was caused when Khabib targetted Dillon Danis in the crowd.
Khabib jumped over the Octagon before all hell broke loose at the T-Mobile Arena. Inside the ring, McGregor threw a blow before being sucker-punched himself.
Arrests were made before Khabib made a public apology, of sorts. Khabib is still expected to be punished for his part in the melee.
“Sorry to the Nevada athletic commission, sorry to Las Vegas. I know this is not my best side,” said Khabib.
“People are talking about how I jumped over the cage. I’m a human, he talked about my religion, my country, my father, he almost killed a couple of people, what about this s***?”
Once things calmed down, De La Hoya sent out a message to his followers.
“My account was hacked. I just want to make you are that this was not me,” explained De La Hoya.
“Last night was an unfortunate turn of events during one of the biggest and important fights in UFC history.”
Several hundred responses to the original post prompted De La Hoya to act, although many more to the new tweet have doubted a ‘hack’ was responsible.
On the incident itself, UFC star Daniel Cormier said: “Hey guys, two wrongs don’t make it right. Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did.
“But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Different culture man. Sucks.”
Whilst former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, added: “Watching the @TheNotoriousMMA vs @TeamKhabib fight. Unimaginable never thought it would go down like this. Crazier than my fight riot!”