Shortly after UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event on October 6, he leapt over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis.
Speaking to Submission Radio during a speaking tour in Australia, martial artist, actor and MMA fan Steven Seagal gave his take on this chaotic scene involving Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dillon Danis.
He says he was very impressed by the champ’s performance against McGregor, and added that he absolutely understands why Nurmagomedov attacked Danis post-fight. In fact, he says he would have done the same thing.
“I thought that Khabib outclassed Conor in every way,” Steven Seagal began. “I thought even in the stand up with the punching, he out-punched Conor. I thought his ground game was better. I thought that he was just a better fighter all around and I thought that he just really, really dominated Conor in every way and he won the fight fair and square. Do I condemn him for what he did after the fight? No. Even as a diplomat I will say no. If you badmouth someone’s family, their wife, their children, their mother, their father, their country, their religion, all bets are off, and I would have done the same thing.”
What do you think of these comments from Steven Seagal? Where do you stand on the UFC 229 post-fight brawl involving Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dillon Danis and Conor McGregor?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/31/2019.