Conor McGregor’s Teammate Dillon Danis Reportedly Made Racist Remark Directed At Khabib Nurmagedov That Sparked UFC 229 Brawl

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After his win tonight at UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagedov jumped out of the Octagon to fight one of Conor McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis, who was talking trash to him.


According to a report from TMZ, we now know what Danis said to set Nurmagedov off.

Via TMZ

Conor McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis, called Khabib Nurmagomedov a “f**king Muslim rat” during the main event at UFC 229 — and that’s what set him off … a ringside witness tells TMZ Sports.

We spoke with a fan who was sitting in spitting distance from Danis during the fight — and we’re told Danis was running his mouth throughout most of the fight.

There was a moment between the 2nd and 3rd rounds when Khabib shot a death stare right at Dillon, according to our witness who says it was obvious Khabib heard at least some of the insults.

But, we’re told the final straw was the Muslim insult that Danis hurled toward the end of the fight.

Khabib threw his mouthpiece at Dillon and then jumped out of the cage to attack him in the stands.

After the fight, Nurmagomedov made sure to say that he wasn’t happy that the UFC allowed McGregor and his team to mock his religion while promoting the fight.


This is respect sport, this is not trash-talking sport, I told you before I want to change this game. I don’t want people to talk shit about opponents. talk shit about his father, his religion, this for me is very important

Before the lead-up to UFC 229, Conor McGregor made several insensitive comments about Nurmagomedov’s religion while promoting the fight.

Here is McGregor calling Khabib a “backwards cunt” for not accepting a drink because of his religious values.

Nurmagedov also took offense when McGregor mocked the Islamic salutation As-Salaam-Alaikum during the press conference in New York.

Conor McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis, called Khabib Nurmagomedov a “f**king Muslim rat” during the main event at UFC 229 — and that’s what set him off … a ringside witness tells TMZ Sports.

We spoke with a fan who was sitting in spitting distance from Danis during the fight — and we’re told Danis was running his mouth throughout most of the fight.

There was a moment between the 2nd and 3rd rounds when Khabib shot a death stare right at Dillon, according to our witness who says it was obvious Khabib heard at least some of the insults.

But, we’re told the final straw was the Muslim insult that Danis hurled toward the end of the fight.

Khabib threw his mouthpiece at Dillon and then jumped out of the cage to attack him in the stands.

We’ll see if the UFC continues to allow McGregor to mock Nurmagedov’s religion if they fight again nex year.

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