Khabib meets Putin: Russian president congratulates UFC champ on ‘worthy’ victory

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 11, 2018

The fact that Khabib Nurmagomedov dropped Conor McGregor with an overhand right in round two of the fight had a lot of fans stunned.

UFC president Dana White says Conor McGregor has already called him, asking for an immediate rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov, who forced the Irishman to tap out in the fourth round, had his share of the purse withheld and was warned he could be stripped of the lightweight belt after leaping out of the octagon to confront McGregor's stable-mate Dillon Danis, sparking a mass brawl.

McGregor was issued a 30-day competition suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) after the bout, among several short-term bans for fighters on the card in what is a common move after MMA bouts, with no contact allowed until 28 October before McGregor's ban expires 6 November. He seemed prepared to face his father when he said, "I know my father is going to smash me", to the media team present for the after fight interview. After talking with aksakals and wise countrymen, they made a decision to move to other heights.

"First I was like, 'Damn, what are you doing here - especially alone?'" Ortega told TMZ after bumping into Danis. Members of Nurmagomedov's crew were also arrested for attacking McGregor in the Octagon.

White said he thought the NAC should take a $250,000 fine.

"He had a hood on, trying to be low key, but he came up to me, he was respectful, he was like 'hey man, you're holding it down for the jiu jitsu community, you're doing your thing, I admire you, I appreciate it.' He was cool about the whole situation".

"I don't think there are too many people that don't understand why he did it but he shouldn't have done it", White said. "You won. The guy who's yelling at you means nothing".

"We have to see how this stuff plays out with Khabib", White said.

White wasn't sure what the future held for Nurmagomedov as far as opponents.

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