UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov may have choked out Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, but hopping the Octagon fence to start a post-fight brawl is what most will probably remember best from that event.
Zahabi shared his thoughts on what went down with a series of posts on Twitter:
@TeamKhabib bullied a bully tonight. @TheNotoriousMMA has crossed the line many times. Khabib has always been respectful throughout his career. Talking about Khabibs’s dad is as low as u can go. https://t.co/NcY9gBmUsq— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 7, 2018
Very true. If you insult a man be ready to face him. Dillon Danis needs to grow up. If Marcelo Garcia (the sweetest man in Jiu-Jitsu) kicks u out of his gym then u are as intolerable as u can get. https://t.co/trmrHOYlEf— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 7, 2018
Just to be clear I don’t condone what happen to McGregor (being attack after the fight) and I don’t agree with Khabib going after Danis. Still Danis needs to stop acting like a fool and McGregor needs keep family out of it. https://t.co/1hUCoaz9cE— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 7, 2018
And a sometime you have to stand up to a bully. https://t.co/xeGwSkjPq2— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 7, 2018
No doubt all punches thrown after the fight was wrong but I understand Khabib wanting to teach Danis a lesson. There is a such thing as going to far. https://t.co/EUBCEEpkjy— Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 7, 2018
McGregor, in the lead up to the fight, took aim at Nurmagomedov in a wide variety of way, from insulting the fighters religion to insulting his family and event the champion’s home country.
Nurmagomedov has had his fight purse withheld for the time being after inciting the brawl and could be facing added punishments from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).