While the debate rages online and on gym mats today about who was the biggest winner and loser in last night’s UFC 229 circus brawl between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, several high profile combat sports names have been quick to show support for Team Khabib.
Shortly after all hell broke loose in Vegas, Renzo Gracie made his feelings about Nurmagomedov’s airborne attack on controversial McGregor camp member Dillon Danis known with this post on Instagram:
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And our champion confirms once again… “A great friend doesn’t pull you out of a fight… He comes in with a flying kick.” @khabib_nurmagomedov is the man… Congratulations my brother on an amazing win, you never disappoint. 🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸🇧🇷🇺🇸 O nosso campeão confirmando mais uma vez o que eu sempre disse.. “ Um grande amigo nunca te tira de uma briga.. Ele chega é dando voadora.” @khabib_nurmagomedov é o cara, parabéns fera, você nunca decepciona. ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️ И наш чемпион еще раз подтверждает … «Великий друг не вытаскивает тебя из боя … Он приходит с летящим ударом». @Khabib_nurmagomedov – это человек … Поздравляю моего брата с потрясающей победой, вы никогда не разочаровываете.
In case you weren’t clear on where he stands, he followed up with this later:
Meanwhile, UFC champion-commentator and Khabib training partner Daniel Cormier took to Twitter to explain some of the extreme emotions on display post-fight:
Cormier feels strongly cultural differences and misunderstandings about fight promotion tactics led members of Khabib’s camp to storm the ring and assault MgGregor:
Pro boxrer and UK figure Tyson Fury kept it real:
And recent Quintet 3 all star Gordon Ryan had these simple words to share:
Ryan also said this on Facebook (among other things), but that’s a post for another day: