Khabib makes serious accusation against UFC and Conor McGregor after UFC 229

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"We didn't start this. We ended this."

Statements don't get much more emphatic than that, with Khabib Nurmagomedov telling Russian station Channel One on Saturday that he ended his feud Conor McGregor by beating him.

Khabib has had to put up with a lot of abuse from the Notorious throughout 2018 but last weekend, at UFC 229, he got his revenge with a convincing victory.

The violent scenes that followed at the T-Mobile Arena somewhat spoiled the occasion, but Khabib made McGregor tap out and that's all that will matter to him.

There's been a lot of fallout from the fight in terms of Khabib's next career move, how he will be punished for his brawl with Dillon Danis and whether McGregor will retire.

But one topic that keeps cropping up is McGregor attacking the Russian's bus back in April, which saw multiple people injured and a lot of damage caused.

The incident played a huge role in Khabib and McGregor's rivalry leading up to the fight, but the Eagle has a worrying theory about what happened.


Khabib has boldly suggested - and that's an understatement - that UFC may have had something to do with McGregor's bus attack at the Barclays Center.

"When I think back there are so many questions I don't have the answer to - did they do it all on purpose?" said Khabib.

"In my personal opinion, I feel like the bus incident was organised with UFC's help. I can't accuse them, but I would give it 70% that they did it.

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"I wanted to get off the bus and all the other fighters on the bus confirmed this in their interviews, and all the managers as well.

"It all happened in a minute in a half, two minutes max. He (McGregor) is there with his cameras and his PR team with him shooting.

"An important point - the Barclays Center is a very big arena, a 20,000-person arena, but he knew where we were exactly.

"How could they have known? And how did they enter the arena with a gang of 20, 30 men? Come on.


"Conor has nothing to do with this media event and has a gang with him but these jokers lead him and everyone to the elevator where our bus is?

"I'm an athlete, but I'm also educated. My brain works pretty well for 15 years of fighting. I haven't taken many shots to the head so I still have brains."

That's a very serious accusation that could get Khabib in trouble, but he's convinced McGregor and his team wouldn't have been able to find his bus without some inside help.

Hopefully UFC didn't actually have anything to do with it.

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