Conor McGregor appears to have struck TWO of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team first before brawl broke out at UFC 229

CONOR MCGREGOR made a miraculous recovery from his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov to land first on TWO of the Russian’s team.

The UFC star was battered and bruised and four long Las Vegas rounds before the victorious 30-year-old leaped over the octagon wall to attack his jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis.

Conor McGregor appears to throw first punch in appalling brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov team

 Axed UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov attacked Conor McGregor

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Axed UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov attacked Conor McGregor
 Conor McGregor landed on Zubaira Tukhugov before he got a chance to pounce

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Conor McGregor landed on Zubaira Tukhugov before he got a chance to pounce

Fresh footage shows Conor lands the first blow on Khabib’s cousin and MMA fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov while the warring pair sat atop of the cage.

And further film shows once McGregor was back on the canvas, he managed to land his famous left hand on fellow UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov who had dived into the cage to attack him.

Islam Makhachev was the third attacker – dressed in unmistakable bright red – and he managed to land a number of unanswered strikes on the Dubliner from behind.

Dana White said Khabib's team may be banned for life for their part in the brawl.

 McGregor was caught off guard after Khabib jumped out of the octagon to target Dillon Danis

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McGregor was caught off guard after Khabib jumped out of the octagon to target Dillon Danis
 Zubaira Tukhugov, furthest right, and Islam Makhachev, red shirt, have both been banned from UFC

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Zubaira Tukhugov, furthest right, and Islam Makhachev, red shirt, have both been banned from UFC

Following the outrageous scenes, White said: "The guys who jumped in will never fight here again.

"I've been working hard to promote this sport, this is not what a mixed martial arts event is normally like."

Tukhugov and Makhachev jumped into the octagon following Khabib's fourth-round win and rained down a series of blows on the defeated Irishman.

White and many others piled into the octagon to try and restore some order – with the UFC president refusing to hand the champion his belt in front of the crowd.

Three of the Russian's team were arrested but no charges were brought by the Crumlin hero who was more worried about booking a rematch.

​The moment ​Khabib Nurmagomedov jumps into the crowd after beating Conor McGregor at the ​T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC229

Conor McGregor attacks one of Khabib’s team only to get attacked himself straight after in new angle of UFC octagon chaos

White said: “I knew if we put the belt on him (Khabib) in the octagon they’ll be things thrown. I just said let’s just try and get him out of here.

“Both men made it clear that the rivalry would not be over after the fight, but I definitely didn’t see Khabib jumping over the fence after the fight.

Tukhogov posted a video on social media after the melee boasting that he was fulfilling a vow to attack McGregor.

He said: "I slapped him as promised. I promised to make him answer for his words and I did."

Khabib Nurmagomedov​ apologises for fighting in the crowd ​after beating Conor McGregor at UFC229

CONOR MCGREGOR made a miraculous recovery from his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov to land first on TWO of the Russian’s team.