Abdulmanap, Nurmagomedova: said tsarnaev / TASS
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father of the fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Habib Nurmagomedov said that he had promised President Vladimir Putin not to punish the son for the fight after the victory over the Irish by Conor Makihara. His words are quoted by the media.az.
“Yesterday we were at a reception at the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. He also asked not to punish strictly Habib. I gave my word to the head of state that I would not return to this topic” — said Nurmagomedov as a senior.
At the meeting with the fighter and his father the President recalled how Nurmagomedov Jr. jumped out of the octagon and attacked the sparring partner of McGregor. “If we are attacked from outside, not just you, we all can jump, and will not find it. But it is better not to bring this up,” he said. He asked the father of the athlete not to punish him too severely for this act.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor met at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. The Russians won painful reception in the fourth round. He defended the belt of the champion of the organization. Currently, the Athletic Commission of Nevada is investigating, Nurmagomedov may be disqualified.
In the scuffle after the fight, took part in the second fighter zubayra tukhugov who attacked McGregor. For that UFC canceled his fight vs. Artem Lobov, which caused outrage Nurmagomedov. “(…) If you do decide to fire him, and I don’t forget to send to terminate the contract, otherwise I will break,” — said Daghestani.
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