Conor McGregor SCARY BRAWL after UFC 229 defeat to Khabib
New footage has shown Conor McGregor landed the first punch during the brawl which marred his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
McGregor suffered a fourth round defeat to Nurmagomedov on his first appearance in UFC since 2016, as the Russian pulled off a winning rear naked choke.
But after securing the tap out, Nurmagomedov leaped over the Octagon fencing to attack McGregor training pal Dillon Danis.
At the same time McGregor attempted to follow his rival out the cage and help out Danis, but was prevented in his quested by security.
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Instead he returned to the centre of the ring where he was punched by Nurmagomedov's stablemates Zubaira Tukhugov and Islam Makhachev.
McGregor had been seen as an innocent victim during the skirmish as he was seen to have been attacked by three members of Nurmagomedov's entourage.
But a clip has emerged which shows Notorious threw the first blow while on trying to make his escape.
McGregor can be seen throwing a punch at one of the three Nurmagomedov, whose identity is not currently known before security and police prised the pair apart.The Irishman was then the victim of a sucker punch from Tukhugov.
Tukhugov, 27, has fought four times in the UFC, winning three fights before losing to Renato Moicano two years ago.
Culled from Mirror
My view: Conor McGregor is a sore loser, he behaves like a thug and he's a proper clown.