Vladimir Putin gives his opinion on the brawl and Khabib Nurmagomedov's punishment

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Undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was given a heroes welcome on his return to Russia on Monday night.

Thousands of fans flocked to the Anzhi Arena to celebrate his victory over Conor McGregor.

Outfought and outclassed, the Irishman submitted in the fourth round of the fight before chaos ensued in Las Vegas.

Nurmagomedov was not presented with his belt after he jumped out of the octagon to attack McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis.

The Dagestani fighter is expected to receive a hefty fine and a suspension.

His father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, said he will personally discipline his 30-year-old son for his behaviour.

"I will impose a punishment tougher than the UFC’s,” Abdulmanap said. “I warned him. For me, discipline comes first.

"You do whatever you want in the Octagon, [but] outside — this is the border of civilians, where there are children, women, strangers."

On Wednesday, Khabib and his father met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the city of Ulyanovsk.


He's reportedly a big fan of combat sports and offered some parenting advice, urging Abdulmanap to go easy on Khabib.

"I will ask your father not to punish you too strictly, because you achieved the main task, worthily and convincingly," Putin said to the Nurmagomedovs, as per RT.

Well, Khabib might have just got off the hook with his father.

Putin continued: “If we are attacked from the outside, not only you, we could all jump in such a way… there could be hell to pay.

“But it’s better not to reach that stage,” Putin added, prompting smiles from Khabib and his father.

Meanwhile, the Nevada State Athletic Commission are yet to reveal what Khabib's punishment will be.

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“They took his whole purse, and they’re talking about keeping his purse. I do not think that should happen," said Dana White.

“They should take a quarter of a million dollars from him but he absolutely keeps his title.

“He’s going to get suspended, so maybe you give him a four to six month suspension.

“If Nevada puts a suspension on him, everybody [in the United States] would put a suspension on him.”

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