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Conor McGregor’s Teammate Reportedly Called Khabib Nurmagomedov a “Muslim Rat” Before Attack

October 8, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The man that Khabib Nurmagomedov went after outside the Octagon following UFC 229 reportedly called him a “f**king Muslim rat.” TMZ reports that someone at ringside told them that Dillon Danis threw the insult at Nurmagomedov toward the end of the fight, which was one of several that he was apparently shouting during Nurmagomedov’s fight with Conor McGregor.

According to the witness, the Muslim insult was the final straw and led to Nurmagomedov leaping the cage after he beat McGregor and attacking Danis. Nurmagomedov’s actions are being investigated by the NSAC, who are holding the fighter’s $2 million purse as they look into the situation.