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Watch: Octagon invader who hit Conor McGregor from behind brags about 'slap' in Khabib bout aftermath

 

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Conor McGregor reacts after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Conor McGregor reacts after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Conor McGregor reacts after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The man who scaled the octagon fence to hit Conor McGregor has bragged about his actions.

Ugly scenes followed McGregor's loss to Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. First Khabib jumped out of the octagon and into the crowd as he confronted McGregor's ju-jitsu partner Dillon Danis.

And while that was happening, McGregor had an altercation with his opponent's cornerman before a man wearing a red shirt leapt into the octagon and punched McGregor from behind several times.

It transpired that man was Zubaira Tukhugov, a Russian MMA fighter of Chechen descent who formerly fought in the Featherweight division of the UFC.

He was due to fight McGregor's teammate Artem Lobov later this month but that fight is unlikely to go ahead after his antics in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

 

Tukhugov has posted a video online in which he brags about the attack on McGregor.

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"I slapped him as promised,” the Russian is quoted as saying by the Mirror. “I promised to make him answer for his words and I did.

"Everyone who thinks I missed, show me where,” he added on the video.

"There is nothing. Just cop pushed me back on the video, as if I missed. Not even close.

"Everyone who thinks I missed, I swear, nothing was too close."


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