There are three certainties in life. Life, death and Conor McGregor providing comedy gold.
This was evident when ‘The Notorious’ provided a hilarious commentary of the post-fight incidents that occurred following his clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
To refresh your memory, McGregor was fairly beaten and out-classed by Dagestani fighter Khabib, as the Irishman was forced to tap-out in the fourth round – subsequently losing the fourth fight of his career.
Nevertheless, whilst chatting with Tim Robbins, McGregor revealed that he certainly didn’t lose the scrap with Khabib’s entourage post-fight and even described the Russian as a “rat”, after he lept at Conor’s training partner Dillion Danis.
“So what happened was, the fight was done, the match was done,” McGregor states.
“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,’ because they’re little rats, they are. I’ll be honest. He scurried away.”
The video accompanied with McGregor’s commentary shows Khabib jumping feet-first at Danis but once a brawl ensues, it appears the Russian begins to fade away into the crowd.
The Notorious continued by saying he had the utmost respect for his opponent following defeat but then went onto explain how he came face-to-face with Khabib’s brothers.
“I gave my respect and congrats. He won the match. Let’s see what happens next time. I’m confident we’ll get it again – let’s go again.”
You can listen to McGregor’s hilarious take in the video below:
“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 respect it. I was defeated on the night.”
He added: “He (Khabib’s brother) jumped in to cause this chaos and went to attack. He was trying to just hide away when he jumped in, so he didn’t really do anything.
“But I saw this take place, I got up off the ground and said ‘OK, now I’m back in the mix’ (and) jumped on top of the cage. As I jumped on top of the cage, his brother came sprinting across and jumped up on top of the cage also to climb in and help him and join the fight.
“I seen him there. It was like a Christmas present. 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.
“We ended up in the cage then. He was trying to get past the security. I was just kind of watching everything. I am very self-defence minded through growing up. I know where my entrances and my exits are. I’m very aware of my surroundings.
“So when the fight was breaking out, and I knew there was people in and out, there were a lot of rogue people that I wasn’t aware who was with who, who was with him, who’s with security.”
For McGregor, it seemed like anywhere he stood, he was bound to receive a barrage of blows. The Notorious recalled that Khabib’s seemingly-endless supply of entourage lept over the cage from all angles and attacked the fighter.
McGregor felt comfortable in the situation, nevertheless, as he explained “I was good. I got to a place where I was aware, and I could see any incoming threats and deal with it.”
He then went onto explain how, despite losing his original bout to Khabib, he redeemed himself in some capacity as he landed what he described as “the final blow of the night.”
“But I had already saw him, so as he turned back, boom – I smacked him. He wobbled. And as I smacked him and rocked him, another one jumped in from over the back, and he sly-hooked me from the side. And then 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 100 miles an hour towards me.
“He threw a right hand. As he threw that right hand, I threw a left hand. 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! So that’s it. I win.”
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