And congratulated on the victory.
Vladimir Putin met with UFC fighter Habib Nurmagomedov and his father during the Russia is a Sports Power forum in Ulyanovsk. The President congratulated the athlete on his victory over Irishman Conor MacGregor. This was reported by the ” Championship ” and Life .
At the same time, Putin asked his father and coach Nurmagomedov not to punish his son severely for a fight after the fight, because the fighter “decided on the main task” by making it “worthy and convincing.”
In a conversation with Putin, Nurmagomedov expressed hope that the UFC opponents would appreciate “not only his jump, but also his performance”. Habib noted that in some moments he could not control himself, because during the battle he was repeatedly provoked. According to the president, this was done on purpose.
This was done specifically to ruffle, get benefits. But inside the country it is not necessary to allow extremes, avoid jumping. We are a big, diverse family. In the family everything happens, but if we are attacked from the outside, not only you, we can all jump in such a way that it does not seem like a little.
On October 7, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor and retained the UFC lightweight title. Immediately after the victory, the Russian got out of the cell and started a fight with the Irish sparring partner. According to MMA Weekly, the Russian fighter was suspended in the amount of $ 2 million for the fight due to the incident. Also, Habib faces fine and disqualification.