UFC featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov has been self-identified as one of the cornermen of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov who stormed the UFC 229 Octagon and attacked Conor McGregor following Nurmagomedov's victory.
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"But I don't understand how people can talk about how I jump on the cage". What about he talk about my religion? This is not the way we want to celebrate such a dominant performance but when you talk about people's country, family and religion and intentionally try to kill someone like he said and the cornermen running their mouths after, this is the fight game and s*** happens. He came to Brooklyn and he broke a bus, he nearly killed a couple of people. UFC president Dana White said that after the commission reviewed footage of the incident, executive director Bob Bennett released McGregor's money.
The Irish Sun reports the UFC superstar has already tasked his team to organise a second bout in the octagon after he was embarrassed in a one-sided affair at UFC 229 at Las Vegas on Sunday (AEDT). He nearly killed a couple of people. McGregor continued with his usual trash-talking but Khabib did well to avoid confrontations during the press conferences and weigh-ins.
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Why did Conor McGregor not speak after Khabib fight? "And instead, you dive over the cage and start this huge melee with Conor's corner".
"I don't see any other way around it", said Hardy. "I was like, 'We'll be lucky enough just to get him out of here without the belt'". "Looking forward to the rematch".
He suggested that Nurmagomedov would face a suspension for his postfight antics.