BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov on his “convincing” UFC victory over Conor McGregor, and Khabib’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov on raising such a good athlete, during a meeting in Ulyanovsk on Wednesday.
Commenting on the brawl that erupted following Khabib’s victory, the Russian leader remarked that there were some unwritten rules that all fighters should follow.
However, the president stated, “I will ask your father not to punish you very cruelly because you accomplished the main aim, you won.”
“Of course, I have not controlled myself in some moments, because there were provocations even during the fight. I hope that the court which is going on now will be in our favour,” Khabib replied.
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