'Never Seen Before' Angle Of Conor McGregor Landing Huge Left Hook On Khabib's Teammate
Not long after jumping over the cage in an unprovoked attack, Zubaira Tukhugov posted a video about attacking Conor McGregor after his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
Tukhugov, a member of Nurmagomedov's team, was seen swinging at McGregor, who had previously threw shade at the 27-year old on Instagram.
The Russian fighter later boasted about his sucker punch attack. "I slapped him as promised. I promised to make him answer for his words and I did," he said in a video, 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
Footage of Tukhugov's attack on McGregor was widespread at the time but even now, 16 months after the fight took place, 'never seen before' angles of the incident are being posted to social media.
This partiuclar clip shows the Irish fighter landing a big left hook on Tukhugov.
How have I not seen that till now haha- Grant Kilburn (@GrantKilburn) February 17, 2020
Before the fight at UFC 229, McGregor posted a picture of Tukhugov on his official Instagram page with the following caption.
"A true Chechen would never assist in a Dagestani led attack on another Chechen." he wrote. "A true Chechen would never take orders from a Dagestani man. This is treason. There is no worse than treason."
The Irish fighter appeared to reference Khabib's confrontation with Artem Lobov at a New York Hotel, where it was rumoured that Tukhugov insulted another Chechen fighter who was with Lobov at the time.
Tukhugov later responded to the 'treason' remarks from McGregor.
"Yes. He put my picture on Instagram, with a little bit of shit about me," Tukhogov told MMA Fighting, via Bloody Elbow,
"This is never. After my fight with Lobov, I see McGregor? I ask him, 'Tell me now. I am here.' If you are a man - if you're a Chechen man, American man, Ireland man - you tell him [to his face],
"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."