The most interesting thing about last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 118 wasn’t really anything that went on in the cage. No, it was something that went down outside of it.
I’m talking about Conor McGregor roaming around the outside of the Octagon, coaching his bud Artem Lobov, and referee Marc Goddard pausing the action to admonish McGregor for it.
Lobov went on to get his butt kicked at the hands of Andre Fili.
According to MMAJunkie, Fili wasn’t even that cognizant of McGregor’s illegal coaching.
“During the fight I didn’t notice him at all, to be honest,” Fili told MMAjunkie Radio. “I was just focused on the fight. I didn’t notice he was circling around. When (Goddard) stopped me and Artem, when I was on top of him, I didn’t know why the (expletive) he was stopping. I didn’t even hear McGregor. I was just hearing my cornerman, and I was just trying to beat Artem up.”