Abdelaziz On Infamous Bus Attack: Khabib Just Sat There And Smiled
It’s been just over a year since the infamous bus attack in the lead up to UFC 223. After Conor McGregor saw a video of Khabib Nurmagomedov and teammates confront his own teammate and close friend Artem Lobov, the Irish man embarked on New York with a group of his friends, to confront Khabib.
We all know what happened next. The results of which saw two fighters injured, two canceled fights on the UFC 223 card and McGregor being arrested.
Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz was recently asked about the incident whilst on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson (as transcribed by MMA Junkie).
“The first thing I wanted to do, I want to jump out the bus. And Khabib was sitting, smiling. I was so angry, because I felt like we were getting ambushed by like 20, 30 guys. I want to jump out the bus, but Ilir Latifi grabbed me. He’s a light heavyweight. I really wanted to get out the bus, because I don’t like to be in a box while people trying to kill you. You understand?
“And Khabib said, ‘Hey, relax. If gangsters come, they don’t bring video cameras.’ Because when Conor come, he brought all his crony little dudes, but they have video cameras. [Khabib] said, ‘Real gangsters don’t bring video cameras.’ He was sitting. He didn’t get up. Khabib was smiling. When all this stuff was going on, he didn’t get up.”
Khabib and McGregor would go on to fight at UFC 229, where Khabib submitted the Irish man in the fourth round. Before all hell broke out, as the Dagestani jumped out of the cage and attacked Dillon Danis.