Zubaira Tukhugov brags about attacking Conor McGregor during UFC 229 brawl

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Zubaira Tukhugov fights in the UFCs featherweight division (Picture: Getty)

Zubaira Tukhugov may be about to be released from the UFC, but the Russian is bragging about slapping Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

A brawl erupted after McGregor was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov, with the lightweight champion leaping over the octagon to attack the Irishmans jiu-jitsu coach, Dillon Danis.

McGregor was stopped from following Nurmagomedov over the cage, and was then set upon by three of the Russians team.

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Three arrests were made after the incident with UFC featherweight Tukhugov allegedly one of the perpetrators.

But Tukhugov seems unconcerned with his actions, and was bragging about punching McGregor on Sunday after the fight.

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I slapped him as promised, Tukhugov said. I promised to make him answer for his words, and I did.

UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov is bragging on social media about attacking Conor McGregor at #UFC229: “I slapped him as promised. I promised to make him answer for his words and I did."

— Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) October 7, 2018

Tukhugov is scheduled to fight McGregors SBG teammate Artem Lobovat UFC Fight Night 138 in Canada later this month, but it is expected the 27-year-old will be dumped by the MMA promotion.

UFC president Dana White confirmed members of Nurmagomedovs team who entered the octagon to brawl would not be welcome back into the cage to fight under their promotion.

The guys who jumped in will never fight here again, White said. Ive been working hard to promote this sport, this is not what a mixed martial arts event is normally like.

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McGregor was attacked after the fight ended (Picture: Getty)

Tukhugov and McGregor had history heading into UFC 229, with the Irishman accusing the Russian of treason for helping Nurmagomedov corner Lobov in April.

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev was also involved in the melee and is also in danger of being fired by the UFC.

MORE: Conor McGregor calls for Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch after UFC 229 defeat

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