New footage has emerged shedding a whole new light on Khabib Nurmagomedov attacking Conor McGregor’s entourage following his victory at UFC 229 over the weekend.
In what was billed as the biggest fight in the 25-year history of the company, Khabib caught Conor with a strong fist early in the second round sending McGregor to the floor.
The fight eventually came to an end in the fourth round when McGregor was forced into submission.
What followed was almost cinematic in its lairiness. Khabib, not so content with winning the scrap, proceeded to jump out of the Octagon and into McGregor’s camp. People from Khabib’s entourage then jumped into the Octagon and swung for McGregor who had been swinging a couple of arms at another member of the Russian’s team.
Today, new video footage has been uploaded to Twitter which shines a pretty revealing light on the big shebang.
Mike Russell wrote:
This vid show’s Khabib’s Dominance MMA managing partner Rizvan Magomedov harassing Dillon Danis who pushes him away as Nurmagomedov notices the skirmish & jumps in to assist. Magomedov who can be seen in other videos scuffling with police trying to break up the brawl was arrested.
This vid shows Khabib's Dominance MMA managing partner Rizvan Magomedov harassing Dillon Danis who pushes him away as Nurmagomedov notices the skirmish & jumps in to assist. Magomedov who can be seen in other videos scuffling with police trying to break up the brawl was arrested. pic.twitter.com/vP4iFiH219
— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) October 9, 2018
So what appeared to be Khabib losing the plot completely and just going for anyone in sight, no quarter, it appears as if he was triggered by Dillon having an altercation with his managing partner beside the Octagon.
Following the furore over the weekend, McGregor has been suspended by the UFC on ‘medical grounds’. As a result he will not be allowed any contact until October 28.
The official line on the UFC list of medical suspensions states: ‘Conor McGregor: Suspended until 6/11/18, no contact until 28/10/18.’
As is often the case in the fallout of a fight, McGregor issued a congratulatory message for his opponent, writing on his Twitter, ‘Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.’
It was McGregor’s first fight back in the Octagon since a two-year hiatus from MMA, during which time he boxed Floyd Mayweather, losing by TKO in round 10 of their August 2017 bout.
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
Mystic Mac returned to the UFC in a bid to once again win the lightweight strap. He first took the belt from Eddie Alvarez on November 12, 2016, but was stripped of the title during his absence from competition. Nurmagomedov would eventually become the champion after defeating Al Iaquinta for the vacant belt on April 7, 2018.
McGregor’s opponent Khabib escaped suspension on medical grounds after finishing the fight relatively unscathed and passing post-match medical examinations.
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