Drake Was Terrified When Khabib Hopped The Fence At UFC 229
By now, most people are probably pretty well caught up on events in Las Vegas last night.
UFC 229 saw Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor in the octagon, then fly out of it to attack another member of Conor's team, while several of his entourage stormed the ring to try and get at Conor.
Well, one member of Conor McGregor's 'team' who was decidedly uninterested in getting involved appears to have been Drake.
Yes, the famous rapper has been following Conor around all week, usually draped in an Irish flag.
However, a snapshot of the moment Khabib vaulted the side of the ring to attack someone - pretty much known to be Dillon Danis, another MMA fighter who trains alongside McGregor - shows the Canadian rapper having second thoughts about what side he chose ahead of the fight.
He appears to be thinking 'what have I done' and contemplating the idea that he might be about to be attacked by a man who has not only just choked out one of the all-time UFC greats, but also wrestled with actual bears as a kid.
Even if you're a hip-hop hardman (he's not) you'd be pretty damn scared if Khabib was vaulting a cage to come towards you with that look in his eye.
Anyway, Drizzy didn't end up getting his head kicked in, but that didn't stop the Internet having their wicked way with the unfortunately timed picture.
Drake when he saw Khabib climbing the fence coming for Conor's whole corner #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/pCOH24vMej
- Zayn (@zaymf) October 7, 2018
Drake shat himself when Khabib jumped the octagon :sob: #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/geujilfLlV
- Stevie (@StevieeeWx) October 7, 2018
Drake when he saw Khabib climbin out of the octagon. :joy: #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/GQRVK6LU2Z
- Emil (@limeaer) October 7, 2018
Perhaps he'll decide to throw is lot in behind Khabib if there is a rematch.
That being said, we're not sure exactly what is going to happen in the aftermath of this. There has been talk that the Nevada State Athletics Commission might declare the bout a no-contest following Khabib's antics, and there's also a chance that the UFC might suspend him and strip his lightweight belt.
More likely than not we'll see the two square off again to attempt to settle things up in an actual sporting arena, which was what this fight was supposed to be in the first place.
There's too much money potentially at stake for the two not to go for it one more time. It's doubtful that it will be in Las Vegas after this, but they'll surely find somewhere that will sanction such a rematch.
Don't be surprised if we see Drake stood behind Khabib with a Russian flag this time - Drake has previous for side-switching.
Come on man, pick a team and stick with it.
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