The Russian fighter apologized for his behavior and said that after the victory Vladimir Putin called him.
Habib Nurmagomedov, who defended the UFC lightweight champion title, gave a press conference after defeating Conor MacGregor. The Russian fighter did not answer the journalists’ questions and delivered a monologue, but brought the UFC belt with him. Live broadcast led channel “Power”.
Nurmagomedov began his speech with explanations about the fight, which he began after the victory over the Irishman. According to him, the Nevada State Sports Commission is investigating the incident, but he understands that “he did not behave with the best.”
However, Habib noted that he warned Macgregor about the consequences when he spoke about his family and religion. “I told him and his whole team that I would make him surrender. Today he gave up. My belt is here. I am the champion, ”added the fighter.
This person spoke about my country, about my religion, about my family. Talked about my father. He attacked the bus and almost helped kill someone. Why do people still say that I climbed over the cage? Why is this still under discussion? I do not understand.
According to Nurmagomedov, he believes that the UFC should amend the rules: “You can’t just speak about the family and about religion. For me, it’s very important for an athlete. ”
All the media say that he [MacGregor] had his photo taken with Putin. So here. The president just called me and said that he was proud of my victory. I promised that on October 6th I would change everything, and I did it.
Это конечно не то, чему Отец меня учил, но это было дело чести.
Победа за нами, пояс у нас.
When Allah with you, nobody can broke you. nobody.
Thank you so much guys for… https://t.co/VP63a33HCw
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 7, 2018
MacGregor, in turn, refused to speak to the press and bring charges against Habib’s representatives. According to MMA Weekly, the Russian fighter was suspended in the amount of $ 3 million for the fight due to an incident outside the cell. The head of the UFC said that Nurmagomedov may be deprived of the title if the sports commission decides to disqualify it. Two managers Habib detained the state of Nevada for participating in a fight.
Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in the fourth round and defended his UFC lightweight title. After the fight, the Russian fighter jumped out of the cage and started a fight with the opponent’s sparring partner, and several people from the Habib team attacked the Irish.. A scandal broke out , because martial arts fans and users of social networks began to discuss the correctness of the act of Nurmagomedov.