The violent scenes that marred the end of UFC 229 last night were so chaotic that it was hard to see exactly what happened that led to Conor McGregor being attacked in the Octagon by Khabib Nurmagomedov's teammates, but fan video footage sheds new light on the situation.
Members of the Dagestani's entourage then stormed the Octagon to attack McGregor before security and police were needed to intervene. Round 3 started off with both fighters initially traded punches, knees, uppercuts and elbows in the center of the ring, both dishing out a fair deal of punishment to each other. He was supposed to fight McGregor teammate Artem Lobov later this month, but UFC President Dana Whiteyanked him from that fight and kicked him out of the promotion after Saturday night's melee in Las Vegas.
He went on to complain bitterly about McGregor's behaviour in the lead-up to the fight that exacerbated the bad blood between the two teams.
Nurmagomedov forced McGregor to tap out in a famous victory but sparked a mass brawl when he leapt out of the octagon to confront Dillon Danis, one of his opponent's team members.
White entered the octagon to try to placate Nurmagomedov, who was not presented with the belt, although he was announced as the victor. Thousands of Irish supporters were in the arena but many neutrals were also disgusted at the post-fight antics.
We are sure you are well aware of what went down at UFC 229 in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Russian smothered him with his wrestling skills and prevented him from getting back to his feet for the rest of the first round.
McGregor survived until the end of the round, giving a exhausted smile as the horn went, and in the third period he managed to keep the fight standing, tripping off shots to the head and body as he rediscovered his range.
Nurmagomedov retained the UFC lightweight championship title after defeating McGregor in the fourth round.