“I was trying to go up to talk to him and they kept pushing me,” Cormier said on The MMA Hour. “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. And he said, ‘Okay captain, give me my belt.’ The dude was worked up. I have honestly never seen him act like that.”
Nurmagomedov and McGregor are expected to be punished for the brawl by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), but nothing has been announced at this time.
The UFC recognized what DC did and decided to refund the cost that the champion paid for his UFC 229 tickets.
“I buy tickets. I buy tickets for my kids to go to the fights,” Cormier said. “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.’”
UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.