Due to the enormous demand surround UFC 229 earlier this month, even heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier wasn’t able to get free tickets to see the show, but after shelling out a lot of money to bring his kids to see thee fight of the year live, the star’s actions on the night led to him getting a refund.
Cormier, a teammate of Khabib Nurmagomedov, was instrumental in calming down the lightweight champion after he jumped out of the Octagon to attack one of Conor McGregor’s cornermen, and it seems that his good deed didn’t go unnoticed.
“I was trying to go up to talk to him and they kept pushing me,” Cormier recalled on The MMA Hour show. “But, he kept telling them, ‘This is my captain, let him through.’ So when I finally got close enough to him I told him, ‘Hey, what in the world is going on? What are you doing? You have got to calm down.”
“And he said, ‘Okay captain, give me my belt.’ The dude was worked up. I have honestly never seen him act like that.”
Cormier went on to reveal that Dana White personally called him to thank him for his help and ensure that the money he’d forked out for the show goes back into his pocket.
“I buy tickets. I buy tickets for my kids to go to the fights. We were given tickets and I buy tickets and then the whole fight happens. Then Dana calls me back and says, ‘We are giving you your money back because you helped us calm everybody down. We can’t charge you for tickets.’”