UFC Release New Footage Of Brawl Between Khabib Nurmagomedov And Conor McGregor
UFC have released new footage of the infamous brawl between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, and it shows the Russian fighter throwing a flying hammerfist at his opponent's corner.
Ahead of Nurmagomedov's eagerly-anticipated UFC return, the promotion have uploaded a brand new clip of the post-fight fracas which marred UFC 229.
The video shows Nurmagomedov jumping the Octagon then launching himself at Dillon Danis in absolutely chaotic scenes.
Of course, NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) banned and fined both Nurmagomedov and McGregor for their roles in the melee.
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But Nurmagomedov has now served his suspension and he's set to defend his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, and he believes his upcoming foe is better than the Irishman.
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"I think maybe right now Dustin is a more complete MMA fighter than him," the 27-0 fighter said.
"Because he beat a lot of good guys in the lightweight division and I don't remember when Conor won in the lightweight division.
"I think he only beat [Eddie] Alvarez and he has only one win in the lightweight division in a long, long time."
The Dagestan destroyer insists he isn't interested in giving McGregor a rematch following his submission victory last October.
"This guy has to come back and make nine or 10-fight win streak, then we gonna fight," he added.
"Maybe people who watch this interview, they think, 'Oh, he thinks this, but when the UFC asks this guy to fight Conor for millions of dollars, this guy is gonna take it.' No; fight, come back and show who you are.
"I want to fight real guys - Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, maybe if one of the greatest athletes ever, Georges St-Pierre, wants to fight. I want to fight those guys. I don't want to fight with a guy who never wins."
The UFC lightweight unification showdown between Nurmagomedov and Poirier headlines this weekend's card from Abu Dhabi.