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Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has predicted his punishment for UFC 229 brawl

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is awaiting a verdict from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after his role in the brawl at UFC 229.

Just seconds after securing a submission victory over Conor McGregor, the 30-year-old threw his gum-shield across the octagon before remarkably launching himself into the crowd.

His decision to vault the cage is believed to be caused by a verbal exchange with McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis, although the exact trigger remains unknown.

Nurmagomedov has been suspended for a maximum of 10 days by NSAC and a vote will decide on whether the Russian will be banned indefinitely. 

However, he also faces a potential punishment close to home with his very own father - Abdulmanap - coming out in the press to reveal his disappointment.

Nurmagomedov awaits punishment

The 55-year-old revealed that he would give his son a much harsher punishment than any decision from NSAC and you certainly wouldn't put it past him.

Vladimir Putin amusingly noted that Abdulmanap should go easy on his son and Khabib revealed in an interview with Russian TV that there had been no action yet.

When asked about any punishment he revealed: "No, but there was a reprimand. I always want to make my father happy, but he did not praise me for this."

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Nurmagomedov's father predicts

Khabib will have to hope NSAC proves as lenient as his father, but Abdulmanap himself already has an idea of the punishment his son will face.

Speaking to Russian website TASS, Khabib's father seemed to have a very clear idea about the fine and suspension coming their way but reiterated that their legal team is hard at work.

He explained: "We are waiting for the sanctions, I think he will be suspended from fights for between four to six months, preliminarily.

"His money is frozen, I think he may be fined $350,000. We have our management, lawyers and specialists, when the decision is made, we will consider our steps."

That's very specific, Abdulmanap.

Only the man himself will know if the commission have given early indications, but a four to six month ban could be a reasonable result for the Nurmagomedov camp.

The prediction is also very similar to that of UFC President Dana White who suggested Khabib should receive a fine of at least $250,000.


The authorities are currently withholding the Russian's $2 million purse, whereas McGregor - who is also under investigation - has already received his $3 million portion.

Only time will tell how accurate the Dagestan predictions are, but the date of the investigation results are fast approaching and it could have massive implications.

If nothing else, it could go a long way to deciding if Nurmagomedov and McGregor share the cage once again. 

How do you think Nurmagomedov will be punished? Have your say in the comments section below.

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