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New Footage From UFC 229 Shows Conor McGregor Throwing Punch At Team Khabib

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.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, new footage has surfaced online showing that the Notorious threw the first punch, hence the violent reaction from Russian fighter's team.

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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.





What were your thoughts on the ending of UFC 229?

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Topics: UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC 229, UFC News

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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