New Footage From UFC 229 Shows Conor McGregor Throwing Punch At Team Khabib
The end of the hotly anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 ended controversially.
The UFC Lightweight Champion hopped over the cage after beating the Irishman, made his way to the McGregor camp and entered into a brawl with them.
In fact, three members of Khabib's camp were arrested in response to an attack on McGregor.
However, new footage has surfaced online showing that the Notorious threw the first punch, hence the violent reaction from Russian fighter's team.
Check it out:
New footage from UFC 229 reveals Conor McGregor throwing the first punch at members of @TeamKhabib, explains why he dropped charges! #Khabib #KHABIBvsMcGregor pic.twitter.com/WODY7RVqWr
- ELLAHI (@__ZME__) 7 October 2018
Khabib, who locked in a submission on McGregor in the fourth round and won the match, has since apologised for his reaction in a post-match press conference.
"I want to say sorry to the athletic commission, sorry to Vegas. I know this is not my best side," he explained.
"I don't understand how people can say I jumped on the cage. He talked about my religion, my family, he came to Brooklyn and could have killed people on the bus.
"Why are we talking about me climbing on the cage? My father taught me to be respectful. Today, he tapped, the belt is here, undisputed, undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion. This is a respectful sport, not a trash-talking sport."
The fight's ending has been one of the main talking points online, with boxer Tyson Fury even giving his two cents on the match.
Khabib finally gets a takedown about midway through the 4th. He's going full boa constrictor. This spells danger for McGregor.
- Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) 7 October 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov jumps out of the Octagon and there's a melee outside the cage. Now someone jumps into the cage and starts throwing punches at Conor McGregor. DISGUSTING.
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) 7 October 2018
There's chaos. Brawls. This is horrible.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) 7 October 2018
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