The word confounded perfectly describes how bewildered the MMA world got when they catch a glimpse of a familiar face that stood alongside Conor McGregor during the weigh-ins for UFC 229 on Friday, October 5. It’s none other than Drake, who waved and draped the Ireland flag as he supported the Irish fighter.
Drake got me dead look at him with McGregor 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/BqZvyMrBE7
— MAJÜUB (@ThaRealN1gga) October 6, 2018
A photo posted on the official UFC Twitter account later that showed the Canadian rapper posing alongside the Dublin pride. “The Notorious” also posted a photo of them together on his official Twitter account.
— UFC (@ufc) October 6, 2018
The 6 God and The 12 animal! pic.twitter.com/S1KfNlwam3
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 6, 2018
Drake on McGregor’s Side
The MMA world at large remains cut up about the chaotic ending of UFC 229. The world has witnessed how the undefeated Normagomedov destroyed McGregor in the Octagon via submission in round 4.
You can’t deny the beef going around between these two bold fighters. After Khabib making Conor tap out of the fight, the Dagestan pride went out of control and jumped over the Octagon and attacked Dillon Danis.
Whilst several of “The Notorious” team stormed the ring to try and get at Conor. One member from Conor’s team who was uninterested in getting involved appears to have been the famous rapper, Drake.
As the Russian fighter jumped the fence in pursuit of lashing out McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis, a photo of Drake went viral with a petrified look in his eyes. He might have the idea of getting attacked by a man who almost choked out his double-champ friend.
— Zayn (@zaymf) October 7, 2018
Great news for Team Drizzy because he didn’t end up getting his head kicked in. But photos shared on Twitter of Drake moments after the undefeated Dagestan pride’s incident, have triggered hilarious reactions and the Twitter community started circulating memes.
Run Drake Run 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hw7Ct7zXL0
— Scout U ! (@scoutcheff) October 7, 2018
— Emil (@limeaer) October 7, 2018
The reaction Drake gave when Khabib jumped at him pic.twitter.com/rIV82TvOJz
— Qusai ⋰Ẍ⋱ Lambaz (@qusailambaz) October 7, 2018
Due to Khabib’s incident, the Nevada State of Athletic Commission made a decision of freezing and withholding the undefeated’s paycheck. While the investigation into the post-fight melee starts, no one knows how long the NSAC might withhold Nurmagomedov’s pay.
You can watch the UFC 229 post-fight melee footage above. Video courtesy of yeroview on Instagram.