Daniel Cormier not impressed by actions of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

Daniel Cormier, Khabib Nurmagomedov

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 229, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his title with a dominant, fourth-round submission win over former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor. Unfortunately, that’s not where the violence ended.

Moments after the fight ended, Khabib Nurmagomedov leapt over the cage and attacked Conor McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis, which sparked a massive brawl between his and McGregor’s teams.

UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, who is long-time friend, training partner and mentor of Khabib Nurmagomedov, was not impressed with this display.

Post-fight, Cormier took to Twitter scold Nurmagomedov and his compatriots for inciting this riot, asserting that Conor didn’t deserve that.

“Hey guys, two wrongs don’t make it right,” Cormier said in his first Tweet on the subject. “Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did. But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man. Sucks.”

“Come on Tony you’re right those guys are completely wrong,” Cormier continued in a second Tweet, responding to boxer Tony Bellew. “And they’re in jail for it. I truly sympathize with with Conor I’m just saying dude didn’t know they were just building a fight.”

“Conor didn’t press charges, that tells me that he understands look I don’t like him he doesn’t like me shit happens,” Cormier concluded. “Kinda gangster shit by Conor. He showed lot of heart tonight! Crazy night. Wish we were talking bout the fight.”

What do you think of Daniel Cormier’s comments on the insane post-fight brawl between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov and their teams? Where do you stand on all this chaos? Join the conversation in the comments section below.

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/7/2018.