The aftermath of the UFC 229 fight between Khabib and Conor McGregor was complete chaos. While Khabib jumped into the stands to attack a trash talking McGregor teammate, McGregor was blindsided by a Khabib team member who scaled the Octagon. The result was confusion and an overwhelmed security detail that almost completely lost control of the situation.
One fan apparently took advantage of the confusion and used the opportunity to make his way inside the Octagon to get a close up look at the madness and check on McGregor. A Twitter user named David Martin posted a tweet with a video showing him literally inside the cage walking around like he was supposed to be there in a jacket and jeans. Nobody seemed to question him. He’s also showed himself outside which confirms it’s the same guy.
Longtime UFC Heavyweight and commentator Daniel Cormier recalled running into the guy in the ring and spoke about during a recent podcast interview, which prompted the tweet from the perpetrator:
“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.”
You have to give it to this guy. This took some cajones. Sometimes if you act like you’re supposed to be there, no one asks any questions.
That was me Someone once said, when I go to war, we all go to war. @dc_mma you missed the bit about me on your back for the first 30 sec. You’re a wide strong guy. Thanks for listening to me at that intense moment. pic.twitter.com/XVwlet3Nb0
— David Martin (@Sir_DavidMartin) October 16, 2018