UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a bold claim that the UFC may have had something to do with facilitating Conor McGregor’s attack on the fighter bus he was in at a parking area at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn back in April just days prior to UFC 223.
“When I think back there are so many questions I don’t have the answer to, did they do it all on purpose?” Khabib told Russia’s Channel 1. “In my personal opinion, I feel like the bus incident was organized with UFC’s help. I can’t accuse them, but I would give it 70% that they did it. I wanted to get off the bus and all the other fighters on the bus confirmed this in their interviews, and all the managers as well.
”It all happened in a minute in a half, two minutes max. He’s there with his cameras and his PR team with him shooting. An important point – the Barclays Center is a very big arena, a 20,000-person arena, but he knew where we were exactly. How could they have known? And how did they enter the arena with a gang of 20, 30 men? Come on.
”Conor has nothing to do with this media event and has a gang with him but these jokers lead him and everyone to the elevator where our bus is? I’m an athlete, but I’m also educated. My brain works pretty well for 15 years of fighting. I haven’t taken many shots to the head so I still have brains.”