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Zubaira Tukhugov speaks out after slapping Conor McGregor 'as promised'

Zubaira Tukhugov speaks out after slapping Conor McGregor 'as promised'”

Ahead of Khabib Nurmagomedov's first UFC Lightweight Championship defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 229, The Dagestani's fellow Team AKA training partner and current UFC Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier took it to his official Instagram handle and sent out a good luck message to Khabib ahead of the biggest fight of his Pro MMA career thus far.

Did McGregor throw the first punch?

Unpleasant to hear but McGregor would do well to pay them some heed. Zubaira Tukhugov said that he slapped McGregor during the melee.

"I promised to make him answer for his words and I did".

McGregor's US$3m purse was not withheld after commission officials examined video footage and determined his side had done nothing wrong. "No one wants to be under that guy for any amount of time", Philips said. Conor refused to press charges. "I know this is not my best side". Round 2 started off more to McGregor's liking with the two fighters standing toe-to-toe and Khabib caught McGregor with a cracking right hook sending him sprawling to the floor before retaking the mounted position and dishing out the punishment.

After a lengthy delay, Nurmagomedov eventually addressed a media conference at the T-Mobile Arena. What about he talk about my religion?

He also held that Khabib's performance "legitimized every criticism anyone has ever had" in regards to McGregor's career.

Angry fans of the two fighters brawled in the concourses of the arena as police and security staff struggled to maintain any semblance of order, and violent scuffles continued into the night around the Las Vegas strip.

The post-fight meleé has gained so numerous headlines but the fourth round finish will rankle McGregor for a while yet.

However, with 3 members from Khabib's camp under arrest for assault, the Nevada fighting commission investigating the post-match shenanigans to see whether Khabib is fined or worse denied his title all remain to be seen.



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