Stone Cold Steve Austin’s love for mixed martial arts (MMA) is well known. A big fan of the sport, the ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ tuned in last night to watch a returning Conor McGregor take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Unfortunately, things went south for the Irishman as McGregor tapped out to a rear-naked choke/neck crank in the fourth round of the match.
Things went chaotic after the match as the champion Khabib jumped the cage and went after McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.
Meanwhile inside the cage, McGregor was attacked by members of Khabib’s team. As one confronted him head-on and threw a punch, another leapt into the cage and sucker-punched him from behind.
— Rob Brown Betting (@RobBrownBetting) October 7, 2018
Austin took to Twitter and joked about how the entire shenanigans look like a professional wrestling storyline.
I love Professional Wrestling.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) October 7, 2018
Several other WWE Stars also reacted to the match results.
— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) October 7, 2018
Who booked this???? Wow. ??
— Summer Rae (@DanielleMoinet) October 7, 2018
— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) October 7, 2018
We got some nWo level heat and chaos here at UFC!!!!
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) October 7, 2018
— Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) October 7, 2018
WHOA!!! ? #UFC229
— Ted DiBiase Jr. (@TedDiBiase) October 7, 2018
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 7, 2018
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) October 7, 2018
McGregor infamously took a dig at WWE stars including John Cena a few years ago during a media call to promote UFC 205 but praised Vince McMahon at the same time. McGregor even took Vince’s signature strut and made it his own in the UFC.