"For me, this is more than a fight for the title", he said.
McGregor was filmed hurling a dolly through a window of a bus carrying Nurmagomedov and other fighters as it moved through a loading dock at the venue.
"If somebody is late, this is not my problem".
There's also the incident in NY in April which led to McGregor being charged with assault after gatecrashing a UFC promotional event, at which the Irishman and his entourage were filmed throwing a metal barricade and hand truck at a bus Nurmagomedov was on.
On Thursday, White not only didn't bat an eye in McGregor's direction after he stormed on the stage late with a whiskey bottle in hand to comically blame the Las Vegas traffic, he didn't have an issue when asked about McGregor's punctuality. How do you think I f-king feel?
"I'm starting a new weight class because I heard they already wanted to do it anyway, I'm like let's get it poppin". "Yeah, I've got a little bit of a chip on my shoulder".
Following a knee injury suffered while doing a media tour to support his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov in April, the UFC stripped Ferguson of his interim title and then pushed him back in the contender's race when he was ready to return.
That drew the ire of McGregor, who went after Nurmagoedov and his trainer. Why I have to worry about him? Now there's a ruckus, they don't want to do 165 I'm like, "what the f*ck?"
He continued saying that Khabib is "too easy to hit, too flat-footed, too predictable, I'm going to knock him clean out". He doesn't want to be around these people. McGregor's 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo was one of the most impressive performances in MMA history, and even McGregor's recent loss to Nate Diaz wound up adding to his legend; after facing an absolutely wrong style matchup in their first fight, McGregor won the rematch in an exceptional example of fighting completely against type. This man is an absolute monster on the canvas and there's no other way to put it, with his wrestling being viewed as his biggest attribute in this or any other fight. "Never, ever, ever, over".
Trash-talking Irish star McGregor was one of the highest earners in the sporting world in 2017 after pocketing around $100 million from his cross-combat boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather, which ended in defeat.
With UFC 229 likely to gobble up much of the attention from fight fans, the Professional Fighters League undoubtedly hopes to piggyback on the hoopla as it begins playoffs in two weight classes.
Nurmagomedov had earlier been given a hostile reception from a largely pro-McGregor crowd and appeared to cut his session short in order to remonstrate with his foe's supporters.