Watch Daniel Cormier surprise Khabib Nurmagomedov with his ‘Submission of the Year’ award

Who better to award Khabib Nurmagomedov for his incredible finish at UFC 254 than his teammate Daniel Cormier?

Retired UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov, who scored a slick triangle choke submission of Justin Gaethje in his final outing in October, has been awarded the “UFC Honors Fan Choice Submission of the Year” award.

Surprising him with the trophy was his good friend and American Kickboxing Academy captain Cormier, who of course jokingly decided to take credit for all the jiu-jitsu classes he taught Nurmagomedov during their time training together.

A witty Nurmagomedov fired back with a hilarious response as the two exchanged words in their typical banter fashion.

Watch the hilarious clip below:

Despite UFC president Dana White trying to lure Nurmagomedov out of retirement on numerous occasions, it appears “The Eagle” still has no interest in coming back. For now, he’ll sit back and enjoy his award for 2020’s best UFC submission.

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