Daniel Cormier reveals what he said to Khabib in the Octagon after UFC 229 brawl

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Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor in mixed martial arts in Las Vegas last weekend, before calling out boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who has already issued a response to the undefeated UFC star by saying the fight must take place in the Nevada city, and must be under boxing rules.

Nurmagomedov extended his perfect professional mixed martial arts record to 27-0 and retained his UFC lightweight title with a stunning fourth-round submission victory over McGregor in a fight which ended in controversy and a mass brawl.

After forcing his opponent to tap out to a rear-naked choke, Khabib demonstrated his frustrations at the whole fiasco with McGregor by jumping over the cage and flying into the Irishman's team.

Whilst Khabib was flying through the air and into the McGregor camp, members of the Russian's team were climbing over the cage themselves and going into the Octagon in order to get to the Irishman.

A couple of people landed punches on a downed Notorious, which sparked a further brawl inside of the cage.

After the melee on the night, the dust slowly started to settle, and Khabib immediately turned his attentions to his next potential victim - and that was 'Money' Mayweather.

McGregor made a brief foray into boxing last year himself to take on Mayweather, who moved to 50-0 in the paid ranks by stopping the Irishman in the 10th round of their highly lucrative showdown.

Former multi-weight champion Mayweather was unable to knock McGregor down, which Nurmagomedov did over the course of the October 6 bout at the T-Mobile Arena before forcing his bitter rival to tap out.

Nurmagomedov told Mayweather “in the jungle there is only one king” in requesting a bout.


Despite Khabib and McGregor seemingly moving on, one man who was there can't stop telling his tale, and that man is Daniel Cormier.

The UFC champion has now revealed in a recent interview what exactly he said to Khabib after the brawl in order to calm him down.

He said: “I was trying to go up to talk to him and they kept pushing me. But, he kept telling them, ‘This is my captain, let him through.’

"So when I finally got close enough to him I told him, ‘Hey, what in the world is going on? What are you doing? You have got to calm down.

“Dude was worked up. I’ve never seen him like that before.”

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