Khabib Nurmagomedov On The Moment He Jumped Out The Octagon

Khabib Nurmagomedov recently spoke out about one of the wildest moments in UFC history when he submitted Conor McGregor back in 2018 and then proceeded to jump out of the Octagon and into the crowd to brawl with the Irish star’s entourage.

The fact that McGregor and his crew had attacked a fighter bus that he was in a few months earlier may have had something to do with it, but in the podcast Khabib claims that he was also fuelled by a frustration that ‘The Notorious’ hadn’t put up more of a fight inside the Octagon that night.

“First of all, I was preparing for war,” Nurmagomedov told the Full Send podcast.  “I come inside the cage, I fight with this guy, and he tapped, I’m like, why I come here, why I train so hard for this? You’re going to tap easily like this? I just take his chin, you know, and he tapped.”

“This one makes me upset too, because I accept more than what I find inside the cage, I expect more.”

With that being said, Nurmagomedov also admits that due to the rollercoaster of emotions he was experiencing at that moment in time he can’t even remember exactly how it all unfolded.

“Honestly, I don’t remember everything, I’m going to be honest. I remember someone from his corner saying something and it was crazy emotional moment for me. I’m like okay this party not finished.

“I’m not going to say I am proud of something like this, maybe at the age, right now of 33-and-a-half, maybe I’m not going to jump right now. But, at that time (I did).”



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