Shocking New Angle Shows Zubaira Tukhugov's Brutal Attack On Conor McGregor
Not long after he jumped over the cage at UFC 229 in an unprovoked attack, Zubaira Tukhugov, a member of Khabib Nurmagomedov's team, bragged about attacking Conor McGregor.
The Chechen man was very smug about what went down, boasting about his sucker punch attack on McGregor.
"I slapped him as promised. I promised to make him answer for his words and I did," Tukhugov said in a video post on social media, according to the translation of journalist Karim Zidan.
UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov is bragging on social media about attacking Conor McGregor at #UFC229: "I slapped him as promised. I promised to make him answer for his words and I did." pic.twitter.com/Iy2QYlUmEt- Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) October 7, 2018
Those words he's referring to are of course Conor's comments on Instagram and Tukhugov, who has fought four times in UFC had been very vocal about wanting to get revenge.
"If you are a man - if you're a Chechen man, American man, Ireland man - you tell him [to his face]," he told MMA Fighting, via Bloody Elbow, in an interview last week.
"'No put Instagram. No message.' 10,000 kilometers, in Ireland or America, put up Instagram, message, shit? This is no problem. After fight with Lobov, okay, tell me to my face.
"I want to fight outside. No cage, outside, after Lobov. I tell him. And after my fight, I show him.
Zubaira Tukhugov, one of the men involved in the melee at #UFC229, previously told us he wanted to fight Conor McGregor "outside" after he was done with Artem Lobov. Watch full video: https://t.co/SV8PEGiIWe pic.twitter.com/5lt40T5lqC- MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) October 7, 2018
Footage of Tukhugov's attack has been widespread on social media in the past few days, and now a new angle has emerged, showing how McGregor had no chance of defending himself.
The Irishman did well to stay on his feet after a heavy blow from the 27-year-old fighter.
This is shocking stuff:
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