Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

Vladimir Putin has praised Khabib Nurmagomedov on his succes at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout

Vladimir Putin has commended Khabib Nurmagomedov on his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout.

The Nevada Athletic Commission( NAC) has filed a complaint against Nurmagomedov after he leapt from the octagon and fought with one of McGregor’s coaches after the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Various other boys, believed to be members of Nurmagomedov’s team, criticized McGregor although the Irishman declined to press charges over the incident.

Putin appeared to reference McGregor’s behaviour in the build-up to the fight when he congregated Nurmagomedov on Wednesday. McGregor have hitherto mocked the Russian fighter’s father, country and belief.” Anyone could have climbed[ out of the octagon] in the same road ,” said Putin.” If we are attacked from the outside , is not merely you, we could all jump in such a way … there could be hell to pay .” Putin was indicated that” it’s better not to reach that stage .”

Nurmagomedov has since apologised for his actions and said his father and tutor, Abdulmanap, would” crush me when I get home “.

” I will ask your father not to punish you too exclusively, because you achieved the main task, worthily and convincingly ,” said Putin.

The NAC could fine and suspend McGregor and Nurmagomedov for their actions on Saturday but UFC chairperson Dana White has not ruled out a rematch, which would be sure to pull in massive revenues.

“[ Nurmagomedov] has to go before the Nevada commission[ after his purse from the fight was withheld due to the riot ], and we have to see what’s going to happen with Khabib and this whole mess ,” White told ESPN on Monday.” But Conor McGregor have so far been announced me, craving a rematch .”

Although the UFC have hitherto release official pay-per-view representations from Saturday’s event, White told TMZ on Monday the phenomenon did” style over two million” buys, smashing the promotion’s enter of 1.65 m obtains for the UFC 202 placard headlined by McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz.

” The pay-per-view multitudes are starting to roll in, so I’m in a much better feeling than I was on Saturday ,” White said.” We didn’t do three million. But it’s so hard to crack two million. Even( Mike) Tyson-( Evander) Holyfield was at like 1.995( million ). Things like that didn’t crack two million. We’re way over two million, so I’m happy .”

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