Still more videos are circulating about all kinds of things in the aftermath of this unusual turn of events that occurred at a highly publicized sporting event, UFC 229. A brawl happened last Saturday night, October 7, in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.
One of the latest videos claims to be shot from a perspective that gives people a different look into what really happened in the Octagon in that heated moment between three affiliates of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
According to one article, “The near-riot exploded when “The Eagle” soared out of the Octagon and attacked Dillon Danis seconds after submitting “Notorious” in the fourth round. After security and police officers defused the situation the best they could, three men were then seen swinging on McGregor inside the Octagon.”
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“I’m sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) would like to get its hands on this footage.”
Yet another previously observed video angle shot of the incident shows Conor taking a swing at one of Khabib’s teammates who was trying to jump into the cage. What was described as all hell breaking loose occurred when this started happening.
They were arrested, Conor refused to press charges and the people who broke the rules were released. The NSAC is still investigating them which could lead to legal problems.
In other related news, a teammate of McGregor was accused of inciting Khabib with an anti-Muslim slur and denied it.
According to an article from the Chicago Tribune: “The teammate of Conor McGregor who was the target when Khabib Nurmagomedov shockingly leaped from the cage at UFC 229 is denying that he incited the Russian fighter with an anti-Muslim slur. Dillon Danis described reports that he made the comments as a “smear,” and he said Wednesday that an official investigation into the ensuing melee would vindicate him.
Danis, McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach and an MMA fighter in his own right, was working Saturday as one of the Irish fighter’s cornermen when Nurmagomedov punctuated his successful UFC lightweight title defense by climbing out of the Octagon and jumping into the crowd seated nearby. After being led away from the skirmish, Nurmagomedov had his $2 million purse withheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commission pending an inquiry into the incident, and three of his teammates, some of whom got into the cage and attacked McGregor, were arrested, then released when the latter declined to press charges.”
“According to a report Monday by TMZ Sports, which cited a “ringside witness,” Danis had enraged Nurmagomedov by calling him a “f—ing Muslim rat” toward the end of the bout. The witness told the website that Nurmagomedov, a practicing Sunni Muslim, “shot a death stare right at Dillon” between the second and third rounds after hearing some of the insults Danis was allegedly hurling at him.”
This type of event generates money for so many people involved, it’s illustrative of the way games, entertainment, and money work in a system like this. If you can create a sport people will pay money for, it could work. It’s about time people invent something new.