UFC bans Irish Conor fan for Octagon entry; fan says Conor faced "possible death"

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  1. OzoneX

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    This is the letter the fan sent to the UFC after being banned. Pretty funny stuff:

    Dear Mr. Campbell, On Saturday, Oct 6th in the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas NV, I witnessed an individual (Conor McGregor) being “stormed” and assaulted after the UFC 229 main event had officially ended. Simultaneously I witnessed the lapse in security to prevent or properly address the “storm” followed by the assault in a timely or an appropriate manner. I understood the majority of security were involved in an alternate incident outside the cage. It was my perception and understanding that the individual (Conor McGregor) was in a life threating situation and was left defenseless after being likely exhausted from his fight. Irrespective of what was legal or not, my actions and priorities were to protect that individual (Conor McGregor) from harm and possible death and therefore I positioned myself appropriately, as any Irish man in my seat would have likely done.

    With that said, I fully understand it is absolutely unacceptable for persons not directly involved with the event to enter the Octagon. The last thing we want to incite or trigger is a riot, with members of the public storming the Octagon. This is why I jumped onto Daniel Cormier’s back and held him with all my strength and pleaded with him not to enter the Octagon. You see, Daniel was extremely upset with what was transpiring on the other side of the Octagon, something he admitted in a post-event interview. I was screaming at Daniel, in his ear, as I was wrapped around him. The last thing I wanted was an upset heavyweight involved in a brawl. Thankfully Daniel agreed to calm down and not enter.

    I am certain once you review the footage from the aftermath, which has not been made public, you will also see and hear me prevent Khabib from returning to the Octagon by holding the door and rejecting the requests from security to let him return. You should also hear me ask Daniel Cormier (who had since entered the Octagon himself) to ensure Khabib is pinned and doesn’t move as security was still failing at this point and Khabib was saying he wanted to attack Conor McGregor.

    In that unreleased footage, you will also see me holding Conor McGregor and hear me speaking to him asking him to breathe and stay where he is with me.

    Once it was clear things were in control and Conor McGregor was not at risk of being violently assaulted by thugs, I exited the Octagon and returned to my seat.

    While I wholeheartedly respect and support the imperative requirement that nobody should under any circumstances enter the Octagon, I do firmly believe my actions the night of October 6th, in the T-Mobile Las Vegas arena, were of a unique circumstance, they contributed to the peace in the arena and ultimately to the well being and safety of the athletes, the attendees, and arena employees.

    This ban is not just a ban on attendance, it’s a ban on protecting others from violent physical assault, it’s a ban on peacekeeping, it’s a ban on doing the right thing. In the spirit of the bigger picture and to set a clear and proper example to the attendees that they should under no circumstances enter the Octagon, I accept the ban. But under the circumstances that once it is lifted, I get the seat of my choice for the next Conor McGregor card.

    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/12/uf...-into-the-octagon-at-ufc-229-to-protect-conor

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    He is kinda good looking

    No hetero
     
  6. Dilan Cummingsworth

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    He was in there to help Conor and was probably ready to throw down if it got really bad. Sad that the ufc banned someone for doing the right thing
     
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    Nearly choked on my coffee

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    This guy is hilarious, and a little crazy too.
     
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    Sounds delusional like the typical mcnugget
     
  9. Sapp

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    Is this man the lineal HW champ now?
     
  10. ralphus1

    ralphus1 Faith and begorrah!

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    Ban all those degenerate, drunken Irish. Build the wall!

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    Just kidding, mods.
     
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    DC's take on this guy:
    This is the craziest story. There’s a guy behind me, he’s wearing this nice jacket. (Something) McGregor. So he’s standing behind me and he goes, ‘Who do you got in the fight?’ This guy’s completely not into the game, right? So I go, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go Khabib.’ So after the fight, when we all jumped the rail, I’m like in the Octagon pushing, and the guy’s like checking on Conor. He was like a fan, he was just like a fan that jumped the rail when everyone else jumped the rail and got all the way to the Octagon – he was like checking on Conor. I (later) asked my wife, “Salina, what happened with that guy, was he we with McGregor?’ She goes, ‘Daniel, after he went and checked to make sure Conor was OK he just got back in his seat.’ I swear to God. He just climbed the rail and got back in his seat. I was like, ‘What in the world just happened!? What in the world just happened!?’ It was crazy. How did this dude end up in the Octagon, and then he checked to make sure Conor was OK and then he went back and sat down.

    He doesn't even mention the guy climbing on his back. Probably thought it was a fly or something.
     
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    The Crow The truth is like a lion...

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    With everything he was able to do by controlling 3 UFC Champs in that melee, im surprised all he wants is seats of his choice at the next McGregor fight.
    The world would be a different place if he was there for the dolly incident, 9/11, WW2...
     
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    If just some fighters were as ballsy in taking fights as this guy was by trying to stop the heavyweight champ.
     
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    That lad's Irish?
     
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    Seems kind of tan for having no sun exposure.
     
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    What a prize fucking numpty
     
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    He probably studied mcgregors training programme, a little bit of touch butt and read the secret. Now look at him, protecting his idol, the goat and takes on two champs. I'm impressed.
     
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