A new footage of Conor McGregor hitting Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate during the infamous UFC 229 brawl has emerged.
In what Dana White considered as the darkest day in UFC history, members of Team McGregor and Team Nurmagomedov tussled in a chaotic post-fight brawl in October 2018, following the Russian’s fourth-round submission win at UFC 229.
After Khabib jumped off the cage to confront Dillon Danis, his teammates were seen attacking the Irish star inside the Octagon.
‘The Notorious’ has previously claimed he had the final blow on that fateful night, saying his left hand ‘landed down the pipe’ on one of Khabib’s cornermen.
It looks like McGregor was not lying after all.
In a new video of the ugly fracas circulating on social media, he was caught rocking Zubaira Tukhugov with a massive left hook.
Watch it below:
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In an interview with Tony Robbins last year, the former two-division champion provided plenty of details on what went down at the T-mobile Arena after absorbing his second-straight loss in two years.
Here’s how McGregor recalled the UFC 229 post-fight melee:
“(Khabib) jumped in to cause this chaos and went to attack.”
“He was trying to just hide away when he jumped in, so he didn’t really do anything. But I saw this take place, I got up off the ground and said ‘OK, now I’m back in the mix’ (and) jumped on top of the cage.”
“As I jumped on top of the cage, (Abubakar) came sprinting across and jumped up on top of the cage also to climb in and help him and join the fight.”
“I seen him there. It was like a Christmas present. He was right there. I smacked him right in the eye socket, and we started fighting on top of the cage. It got broken up.”
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“They came right over my back, right over my back. But one of them, the first one, the Chechen man, ran in front of me and went over to (Abubakar) that got smacked and was like, ‘What happened?’”
“I don’t know what he was saying, but then he turned back and saw me. But I had already saw him, so as he turned back, boom – I smacked him. He wobbled.”
“And as I smacked him and rocked him, another one jumped in from over the back, and he sly-hooked me from the side. And then I covered up.”
“That got separated, and then the final one was the original brother who was on the top of the cage – he broke free from the security, ran at 100 miles an hour towards me.”
“He threw a right hand. As he threw that right hand, I threw a left hand. Boom! There’s an image, an aerial image, of the right hand just whipping by my face, and my left hand just landing flush down the pipe! The final blow of the night!”
“So that’s it. I win,” McGregor declared.
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