Arguably the biggest UFC fight of all time happened in 2018 when Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped foot in the Octagon together, ending arguably the most bitter feud in the history of the sport in terms of fighting in the cage.
However, as most will know, the drama continued after Khabib got the victory over the Irishman as McGregor ended up brawling with his opponent’s family/team in the Octagon.
The scenes were truly ugly, tainting what was a landmark night for the UFC, resulting in both receiving bans and fines. McGregor lost $50,000 with a six-month suspension whilst his opponent had to cough up half-a-million dollars, sitting on the sidelines for nine months.
UFC 229: Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
It was a hard defeat to take for McGregor, who tapped out to the Russian in the fourth round who retained his lightweight title after putting on a performance that surely helped cement his place as an all-time great of the sport.
However, the scenes took a turn for the worse after the fight, when the talk in the build-up boiled over as Khabib took the spotlight away from his incredible win by attacking Dillon Danis, sparking a huge brawl in the Octagon and around the outside of the cage.
As Khabib set his sights on scrapping McGregor’s team, his cousin then ambushed McGregor, but the Irishman was quick to fight back, defending himself like any top fighter would do, taking minimal damage and making sure they didn’t come back for more.
Video: Conor McGregor details what happened during the brawl
What did Conor McGregor say about UFC 229 brawl?
In 2019, Notorious spoke about exactly what happened in the aftermath of his UFC 229 defeat in typically enthralling McGregor fashion, in a clip that has gone viral on Reddit, he started: “I got to a safe place, he came right over my back, right over my back, but one of them, the first one, the Chechan man ran in front of me and went over to the brother that got smacked.
“And was like, what happened? I don’t know what he was saying but then he turned back and saw me, but I 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 slide 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 top of the cage, he broke free from the security, ran at 100mph towards me, he threw a right hand, as he threw the right hand I threw a left hand, boom!
“There’s 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.”