Putin Congratulates Nurmagomedov After McGregor Win, Issues Veiled Warning

Rex Christensen
October 11, 2018

Danis was at the heart of the controversy, after lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated Conor McGregor via fourth-round submission, jumped out of the octagon and attacked him, which incited a pull-apart brawl between numerous members of both teams.

Nurmagomedov already received a hero's welcome and a phone call from President Putin. In fact, the father and son met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Ulyanovsk, Russia, who weighed in his thoughts on the whole incident. Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap was also in attendance.

If you're not quite sure where to assign the most blame for this past Saturday's UFC 229 post-fight melee, one party involved tonight said accusations leveled his way are misguided.

Floyd Mayweather Jr has described Khabib Nurmagomedov as "very unprofessional" for his actions at UFC 229 and expects the Russian to be handed a heavy fine.

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"I will ask your father not to punish you too strictly because you achieved the main task, worthily and convincingly", Putin told the duo (via RT).

In the post-fight press conference, Nurmagomedov stated that he had received a call from Putin, saying: "All media talk about like, take a photo with Putin, something like this, he just called me".

"In a family anything can happen, (but) we never allow ourselves to go beyond certain limits", Putin said.

"Not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even [Mayweather's manager] Leonard Ellerbe, so I know when a guy's jumping out of the cage into the audience and fighting different people, the fine is going to be insane". After all, he is the greatest lightweight fighter in the world and his performance last Saturday night was nothing short of masterful.

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