Khabib’s Teammate Zubaira Tukhugov Brags After Attacking Conor McGregor

Khabib’s Teammate Zubaira Tukhugov Brags After Attacking Conor McGregor

As Khabib Nurmagomedov had a brain snap, finally succumbing to the months of mental torment that Conor McGregor had dished out in the lead up to UFC 229, two other men vaulted into the cage to accost the Irishman.

The Russian had always said he would leave his fighting to the cage and would not get sucked in by the relentless taunts that McGregor threw his way.

But it seems it all flew out the window once McGregor tapped.

Khabib broke away from officials post-fight, jumping over the cage and hurling himself into the McGregor camp before security swarmed the scene and the assault was broken up.

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But at the same time three men entered the cage, one jumping from behind McGregor to cowardly punch him in the back of the had when he was fighting with another.

The three men were Islam Makhachev, Khabib’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov.

Tukhugov, himself is a former UFC fighter, having last competed at UFC 198 in 2016. He will never fight in the UFC again if Dana White’s words are to be taken seriously.

The Chechen had a scheduled fight later in October against McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov. White said:

“The guys who jumped in will never fight here again,” White said post-fight.

I’ve been working hard to promote this sport, this is not what a mixed martial arts event is normally like.”

Whilst Nurmagomedov showed remorse in his post-fight press conference, Tukhugov has done the opposite, bragging via social media about planting his cowardly fist on McGregor’s turned head.

“I slapped him as promised. I promised to make him answer for his words and I did.”

He is referring to words that McGregor wrote in an Instagram post on August 25th.

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Check out Tukhugov’s video below.