Amid the chaos that ensued following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, one fan managed to enter the Octagon to check on the Irishman.
UFC champion Daniel Cormier, who was seated in front of the fan, watched it all go down and shared the story during an appearance onon Monday:
“There’s a guy behind me, he’s wearing this nice jacket … So he’s standing behind me and he goes, ‘Who you got in the fight?’ The guy’s completely not into the game, right? I go, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go Khabib,'” Cormier said.
“So after the fight, when we all jumped the rail, I’m, like, in the Octagon pushing, and the guy’s, like, checking on Conor. He was just, like, a fan. He was just, like, a fan that jumped the rail when everyone else jumped the rail. Got all the way to the Octagon – he was, like, checking on Conor.
“I (later) asked my wife, I go, ‘Salina, what happened with that guy? Was he with McGregor?’ She goes, ‘Daniel, after he went and checked to make sure Conor was OK, he just got back in his seat.’ I swear to God. She goes, ‘He just climbed the rail and got back in his seat.’ What in the world just happened?”
The fan, a 41-year-old Irishman named David Martin, posted a video of him running into the Octagon on his LinkedIn page.
Martin toldthat he was afraid McGregor might get killed.
“I’m disappointed how I didn’t get there faster,” he said. “In reality, if that guy that hit Conor in the head hit him in a different spot, like right-center of the back of the head and it could have been a fatal blow and Conor could have been dead. It happens all the time at nightclubs, somebody gets punched right in back of head and it’s a fatal blow.
“Just because you’re Conor McGregor it doesn’t mean that something like that can’t happen to you. I thought Conor could be killed and those guys were going in to kill him and that’s what I could not have happen.”
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