Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 229

Khabib Nurmagomedov on UFC 229 post fight brawl: “You can’t confine an eagle in a cage”

Fresh off of probably what was the best performance of his MMA career in UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov is celebrating his victor over UFC superstar Conor McGregor in dominate fashion with a fourth round neck crank submission.

Currently, Nurmagomedov is now back in his home country of Dagestan, where he received a king-like reception upon his return.

Shortly after his arrival in the capital of Makhachkala, Nurmagomedov addressed himself to a capacity stadium of  thousands of rambunctious fans who rejoiced in the victory with him.

To no surprise, one of the main subjects that was brought up, was the now infamous post fight scrap at UFC 229 with both he and Conor McGregor’s teams which unraveled once the UFC lightweight champion hopped over the UFC octagon and attacked McGregor team member Dillon Danis.

“I prayed to God for one thing, to be left alone in the cage with this clown [McGregor],” Khabib Nurmagomedov said (via Denis Geyko of RT). “I asked him this every day. I prayed that we would have no injuries, that we would make weight, and regain our strength, and finally be locked in that cage. Because a lot was said outside that cage, and I said that once that octagon door is shut, I am not responsible for my actions.

“The first thing I wanted to show him, is the difference between our people, and his people,” Nurmagomedov added. “We know our history, our ancestors, and what our people have been through. Nothing can break us.

“And with what happened afterwards, some people say I did the wrong thing, others that I did the right thing. You can’t confine an eagle to a cage. And I showed them that.”