It was the fight everyone had been waiting for – the undefeated lightweight champion versus (arguably) UFC’s biggest star going head to head in Las Vegas after Conor McGregor’s two-year hiatus. It captured the attention of, well, pretty much every viewer across the world.
The Irishman was forced to tap out late on in the fourth round after Russian arch-rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, trapped him in one of his trademark choke holds. No one could have predicted what happened next as Nurmagomedov jumped out of the Octagon to attack some of McGregor’s teammates and members of the the Dagestani’s camp jumped over the railings in an attempt to get at McGregor.
But, what hasn’t been picked up on, until now, is McGregor’s actions inside the cage which have been dubbed ‘cheating’.
As brutal as it may look, there are rules fighters must abide by when it comes to UFC. These include things such as biting, eye-gouging (of any kind) and putting a finger into any orifice…all sounds fair enough, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Within that list there are also four specific rules that McGregor looked to be breaking, which are highlighted in a new video. They are: striking downward using the point of the elbow, holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent, holding the ropes or the fence and flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
The YouTube video above points each of them out.
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