The fallout from UFC 229 rumbles on - and it will continue to do so while investigations are ongoing.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant victory over Conor McGregor has almost been forgotten about thanks to the scenes immediately afterward.
The Russian jumped over the cage to attack McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis, causing an almighty melee.
It also provoked an attack on McGregor inside the cage from members of Khabib’s camp.
Khabib has finally got his hands on the UFC Lightweight belt following his 27th straight victory but there’s a chance he will be stripped of that - not to mention the fact his $2 million purse has been withheld.
But Khabib doesn’t seem to care too much about that.
He earned a huge welcome upon his return to Russia and, on Wednesday, sat down with president Vladimir Putin alongside his father and trainer, Abdulmanap.
Abdulmanap has already warned his son that he will be punished for his action but Putin had a request for the father.
“I will ask you father not to punish you too strictly, because you achieved the main task, worthily and convincingly,” Putin said.
Khabib did then show some remorse for jumping out of the octagon and attacking Danis by telling Putin: “I hope that they don’t only judge my jump but my performance.
“For the moment, they are still talking about my jump but my performance wasn’t bad.”
KHABIB TALKED TO PUTIN ABOUT MCGREGOR
The Eagle then couldn’t help bring McGregor into the conversation.
“Unlike his [McGregor’s] performance and disrespect,” Khabib added.
“He disrespected my team, my parents, and my country.
“I acted worthily but some moments even I couldn’t control. Because, even during the fight, the provocation continued.
“I hope that the trial that is ongoing over there will go in our favour.”
Khabib and the whole world awaits the outcome of the investigation…
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