UFC thanked Daniel Cormier for his involvement in Khabib/McGregor brawl

Published Add your comment

Football News

It's safe to say UFC 229 went down a storm in the sporting world.

Not only did Khabib Nurmagomedov get the better of long-term rival Conor McGregor, he also let the Irishman's team now immediately after the fight.

Controlling the fight from round one to round four, the Russian eventually made Notorious submit after locking him in a rear-naked choke.

McGregor was beaten in comfortable fashion, and despite a brief spell of attack in the third, he was very much on the back foot for the majority of the fight.

After being taken down in round four, it was clear to see not much was left in the tank, and that eventually led to him tapping out.

For Khabib it meant he remained undefeated in UFC, taking his record to 27-0, but it's what happened after the fight that has stolen most of the headlines.

Despite getting the win, the champion was still furious at the whole fiasco between himself and McGregor's camp.

This led to him jumping out of the cage and leaping into the Irishman's camp, aiming mainly for Dillon Danis.

Whilst this was going on, a couple of Khabib's men were entering the Octagon and ready to attack McGregor, with both landing punches on the downed fighter.


Brawls inside and outside of the Octagon took over the main event, and if it wasn't for a few individuals, anything could have happened.

One of those individuals was Daniel Cormier, who was quick to calm Khabib down, telling him he had to relax.

Because of Cormier's influence and interference, the UFC made a very kind gesture to him following the event.

Speaking in a recent interview, Cormier revealed that he actually pays for his tickets to UFC events, but Dana White was having none of that after UFC 229.

UFC 226:  Miocic v Cormier

Cormier said: “I buy tickets. I buy tickets for my kids to go to the fights. We were given tickets and I buy tickets and then the whole fight happens.

“Then Dana calls me back and says, ‘We are giving you your money back because you helped us calm everybody down. We can’t charge you for tickets.’”

Conor McGregor
Dana White
Daniel Cormier
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Conor McGregor
Daniel Cormier

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again