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Video: Daniel Cormier's crazy story of fan helping Conor McGregor during UFC 229 brawl is true



At this point, we don’t have to tell you just how chaotic of a scene it was after the UFC 229 main event finished, when Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the octagon fence and went after Conor McGregor’s cornermen.

Well, so, Daniel Cormier, who is teammates with Nurmagomedov at American Kickboxing Academy, was sitting cageside at T-Mobile Arena. When the all-out brawl erupted, the UFC champ-champ got involved, trying his best to calm down Nurmagomedov.

On Monday, during an appearance on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” Cormier told “the craziest story” of some random guy in a blazer who ran into the cage to help out McGregor.

Here’s DC’s story:

There’s a guy behind me. He’s wearing this nice jacket. … So he’s standing behind me, and he goes, ‘Who do you got in the fight?’ This guy’s completely not into the game, right? So I go, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go Khabib.’ So after the fight, when we all jumped the rail, I’m like in the octagon pushing, and the guy’s like checking on Conor. He was like a fan. He was just like a fan that jumped the rail when everyone else jumped the rail and got all the way to the octagon – he was like checking on Conor. I (later) asked my wife, ‘Salina, what happened with that guy? Was he with McGregor?’ She goes, ‘Daniel, after he went and checked to make sure Conor was OK, he just got back in his seat.’ I swear to God. He just climbed the rail and got back in his seat. I was like, ‘What in the world just happened!? What in the world just happened!?’ It was crazy. How did this dude end up in the octagon, and then he checked to make sure Conor was OK, and then he went back and sat down. 

The story sounds so ridiculous and so unbelievable. And yet, it’s 100 percent true. The fan’s name is David Martin, and he shared video that points himself out (via Twitter).

(Twitter screengrab)


For complete coverage of UFC 229, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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