After the Caps’ 5-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, Alex Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov returned home and bought a pay-per-view.
The players stayed up late to watch the UFC’s historic first visit to Madison Square Garden. Conor McGregor headlined the UFC 205 card and the “Notorious” Irishman knocked out Eddie Alvarez in Round 2. McGregor’s win made him the first combat fighter in UFC history to hold two belts in two different weight divisions.
Each Caps player documented their night on social media. Please prepare yourself for several thrilling vertical videos taken by the players of their respective TVs.
First, Burakovsky jumped on his Twitter machine to let us know that he was pumped up for the fight. If only the Caps as a team were this enthralled to play Carolina.
So fired up right now for @TheNotoriousMMA can't want!!! #UFC205
— andre burakovsky (@andreburakovsky) November 13, 2016
Kuzy chimed in with a tweet of his own.
Here we go pic.twitter.com/Cxda8imso0
— Evgeny Kuznetsov (@Kuzya92) November 13, 2016
Then he jumped on Instagram. Here’s Kuznetsov making random noises in excitement.
“Oh mah gawd. BOOOOOOM.”
Meanwhile at House Ovechkin, the Russian machine took in the fight with his wife Nastya and his dog Blake while wearing his finest Vladimir Putin tshirt.
Finally, Dmitry Orlov watched McGregor take down Alvarez with Russian commentary.
With the Caps watching from home, McGregor, who is the UFC’s biggest star, had this to say after his big win.
“I’ve ridiculed everyone on the roster. I just want to say from the bottom of me heart, I’d like to take this chance to apologize … to absolutely nobody! The double champ does what the f*ck he wants!”
History #UFC205 pic.twitter.com/T0W7rD0ZI3
— UFC (@ufc) November 13, 2016
What an absolute animal.
Several other NHL stars tuned in to watch tonight as well.
Easy fight @TheNotoriousMMA 🇨🇮🇨🇮😳
— Tomáš Hertl (@TomasHertl48) November 13, 2016
— Kristopher Letang (@Letang_58) November 13, 2016
— Brent Burns (@Burnzie88) November 13, 2016
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