UFC megastar Conor McGregor made his massive octagon return at UFC 229 on Oct. 6. For the fight, however, “Notorious” suffered a fourth round submission loss to undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After the fight, Nurmagomedov jumped out of the cage and started a massive brawl between the opposing training camps. During the fracas, a Conor McGregor fan managed to sneak into the octagon and land some screen time with media cameras. Footage of the Conor McGregor fan during the UFC 229 brawl may be viewed above.
Also cage side for the brawl was Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate and two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, D.C. has since come forward with details concerning the fight fan’s brief time inside the cage.
“This is the craziest story. There’s a guy behind me, he’s wearing this nice jacket. (Something) McGregor. So he’s standing behind me and he goes, ‘Who do you got in the fight?’ This guy’s completely not into the game, right? So I go, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go Khabib.’ 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 like a fan, he was just like a fan that jumped the rail when everyone else jumped the rail and got all the way to the Octagon – he was like checking on Conor.
“I (later) asked my wife, “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. He just climbed the rail and got back in his seat. I was like, ‘What in the world just happened!? What in the world just happened!?’ It was crazy. How did this dude end up in the Octagon, and then he checked to make sure Conor was OK and then he went back and sat down.”