The Notorious Should Have Written Season 8 of Game of Thrones… His Account of the UFC 229 Post Fight Brawl is More Dramatic Than the Epic Fantasy Show…
If there is one thing that Conor McGregor is good at doing, it’s talking. The Irishman used his gift of the gab as a weapon in his rise to the top of the UFC. His penchant for the dramatic can’t be overstated. Just check out this interview from the Tony Robbins Podcast with Conor McGregor.
‘The Notorious’ is currently inactive after losing to Khabib Nurmagamedov back in October 2018. The fight was blighted by a post-fight brawl which saw both men suspended, as well as two of Khabib’s teammates and McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis.
Now McGregor has revealed exactly what went down in the brawl and how he crushed ‘the dirty rats.’ It’s way overdramatic but it is entertaining.
McGregor gave a full and colourful extended version of what went down at UFC 229. He managed to turn what was basically a five-second clash into a full episode of Game of Thrones. Maybe he should have written series 8.
“So what happened was, the fight was done, the match was done,” McGregor said. “He Khabib climbed over the fence and jumped into the crowd to make a bit of noise but as soon as he jumped into the crowd he cowered away. I like to call it ‘scurried away’ cause they’re little rats they are.
“He jumped in to cause this chaos and attack. I saw this take place, I got up off the ground and said ‘ok, now I’m back in the mix’, jumped on top of the cage, as I jumped on top of the cage, his brother came sprinting across and jumped on top of the cage also to climb in and help him. I seen him there and it was like a Christmas present,” he added. “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.”
Now, this account definitely got a little bit farfetched. Sure, McGregor lashed out at Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagamedov, who both were coming towards him with malicious intentions. But did he actually hurt them as he went on to say?
“They came right over my back, right over my back,” McGregor said. “The first one, the Chechen man, ran right out in front of me and went over to the brother who got smacked and was like ‘what happened’ and then turned back and saw me. But I had already saw him so as he turned back. Boom! I smacked him. He wobbled. As I smacked him and wobbled him, another one jumped over the back and he sly-hooked me from the side. 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 100mph towards me. He threw a right hand. As he threw that right hand I threw a left. 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! That’s it. I win. [laughs]”
You’d be forgiven for forgetting that McGregor actually lost on the night. He definitely did – and brutally. That second round was the most damage he’s taken in the entirety of his MMA career. It was very close to being stopped more than once. He acknowledged that he was the loser on the night, claiming that he’s humble in defeat. Right. He said:
“I gave my respect and congrats, he won the match – let’s see what happens next time,” he said. “I’m confident we’ll get it again, let’s go again. I am humble in victory or defeat no matter what. It’s a sport at the end of the day, a gruesome sport, but it’s a sport. So I respected it, I was defeated on the night.”
Let’s see what’s next for The Notorious.