New Footage Reveals Crazy Scenes Inside Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Dressing Room After McGregor Fight
Far removed from the chaos that was going on inside T-Mobile Arena in the wake of UFC 229’s main event, some parallel chaos was going down in Nurmagomedov’s dressing room as his team went absolutely ballistic.
Probably a little bit bummed not to have gotten a seat inside, his teammates watch don eagerly as the fight unfolded, and as McGregor tapped, they were too busy celebrating to notice what was happening.
The Clip below from Anatomy of a Fighter shows the mayhem that ensued as well as some juicy little bits of behind the scenes action.
After showing the rundown from Referee Herb Dean, the clip below cuts to the point where McGregor taps, showing the elated reaction from Nurmagomedov’s inner circle.
The team is so proud of their hero for getting through all the mind games and trash talk that dominated the lead up to the fight, but also for keeping his promise to let his fighting do the talking.
As the Russian is swarmed by his team, he makes a beeline for head coach at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez.
In an embrace, Khabib is seen and heard to say, “Sorry coach. This is not me, this is not me.”.
Mendez repeats that it is okay, consoling the undefeated star.
Khabib has been pretty keen to take sole responsibility for the chaotic scene that put a black mark on the most highly anticipated fight in history.
As Dana White punished his Dagestan teammates, Khabib retorted strongly by Instagram.
“In any case, punish me, Zubaira Tukhugov has nothing to do with that.
If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor.
But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.
If you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother.
If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I’ll break it myself.
And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat.
We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end.”
Check out the unique behind the scenes footage from UFC 229 on the player below.
The full footage is available on the ‘Anatomy of a Fighter’ videos on YouTube – should you require more access.
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