UFC 229 may well go down as the most insane UFC Pay-Per-View event of all time. Not only did we see Derrick Lewis land a come-from behind knockout with eleven seconds left, Dominick Reyes knock Ovince St. Preux out so late that they just ruled it a decision win instead, and Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis put on the most ridiculous two-round fight in recent memory; we also saw Khabib Nurmagomedov leap into the crowd to attack Dillon Danis AFTER making Conor McGregor tap in the fourth round. That led to an all out brawl, with McGregor getting jumped in the cage by two of Nuramgomedov’s Dagestani teammates.
Khabib flew feet first into the crowd like an Eagle. This wasn’t a stunt. He was really going after Danis.
Another angle shows what the main cameras did not: McGregor following Khabib to the fence, leaping astride it, and then slugging one of Khabib’s teammates who also climbed the fence before getting jumped by two Dagestanis. They were later arrested, but released after McGregor declined to press charges.
צילום מתוך האולם של הקרב. וגם של הסיום של חביב-מקגרגור pic.twitter.com/7DtRWJK79m— Ram Gilboa (@RamGilboa) October 7, 2018
Another angle shows McGregor clocking the first fighter to rush him, then get punched from behind
The real concern was that the brawl could get someone killed in Vegas. This fan got knocked cold. Hopefully no one suffered life-altering injuries last night.
Khabib apologized to everyone, and said his dad would not be happy with him when he got home.
Khabib apologizes to Nevada, UFC, Dana White and talks about Putin calling him. He also says his dad is going to not be very happy with him when he returns home. pic.twitter.com/NYiE7RZhMJ— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 7, 2018
Dana White said about possibly stripping Khabib, “We’ll see what happens”
Dana White on where things go from here pic.twitter.com/xsJONYeG5j— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) October 7, 2018
Speaking to Dana White, post-fight. pic.twitter.com/Vv2wrrtfn9— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 7, 2018
When you play with fire, you are bound to get burnt.
Dana White says he'd promote the fight the same, using the bus footage, again. #UFC229— FloCombat (@FloCombat) October 7, 2018
“Like a parkour guy”
Dana White said Khabib "scaled that [cage] like he was a parkour guy." #UFC229— FloCombat (@FloCombat) October 7, 2018
What insanity. Pusha T gets it.
Great win @TeamKhabib sometimes u have to burn the whole house down...i understand.— King Push (@PUSHA_T) October 7, 2018
John Kavanagh, McGregor’s head coach, just sat down in the middle of the ruckus.
Kavanagh's reaction to the brawl is priceless. He's like fook it i sit right here pic.twitter.com/65A4reSm59— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) October 7, 2018
Even Mike Tyson thought it was ‘unimaginable’.
Some fans made dance, not war.
I’m outside T-Mobile Arena and there are people wearing Khabib shirts and Irish flags hugging each other and taking pictures. People in McGregor shirts and people in papakhas dancing with one another. Not what I expected.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) October 7, 2018
Derrick Lewis had the best quotes of the night, in addition to the best come-from behind win in UFC history.
"Shit, I thought it was entertaining. I was happy to see it." - Derrick Lewis on FS1 after Khabib/Conor #ufc229 brawl.— FightOpinion (@FightOpinion) October 7, 2018
Derrick Lewis makes me proud of Houston and America in general.
Guys, Derrick Lewis entered the Octagon to "Wanna Be A Baller," knocked out Volkov with 10 seconds left and decided to take his pants off because his balls were hot. pic.twitter.com/FJm4vBQyXt— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) October 7, 2018
Al Iaquinta was pretty happy with how good the main event made him look.
Imagine a #11 ranked real estate agent that had as much time to prepare as pusssy @TheNotoriousMMA hahah— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) October 7, 2018
Congenital amputee Nick Newell had a great quip after Anthony Pettis’ corner wisely stopped the fight with a broken hand.
I love Pettis but I fight every fight with only one hand #UFC229— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) October 7, 2018
Dominick Reyes looked like the best light heavyweight prospect we’ve seen since... Jon Jones? He slowed quite a bit in the later rounds but still managed to land this last-second knockdown.
This event truly was a piece of MMA history, from beginning to end.
This is some accidental Renaissance https://t.co/qeFLmsSJbR— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 6, 2018
What’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson, and the gang? Stay tuned to find out on MMAMania.com!