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Jose Aldo has commented on who is really to blame in the Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor incident

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We're now a month removed from the infamous after-fight antics involving both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

If you weren't aware by now - violence ensued following Khabib's submission of McGregor in round four of their Lightweight championship bout in Las Vegas.

Nurmagomedov hopped the Octagon to attack McGregor's training partner Dillon Danis, whilst two of Khabib's friends jumped the Irishman inside the cage.

A hearing two weeks ago saw bans for both stars extended 'indefinitely', and both men will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission [NSAC] in December to learn their fate of the post-fight antics.

NSAC have named Khabib as the 'catalyst' however, and have only released half of the $2 million purse guaranteed for him from the fight, the rest has been transferred to the commission for 'safe-keeping'.

One fighter who has known history with the Irish enigma is Brazilian featherweight Jose Aldo.

Aldo was on a seven-fight winning streak in the UFC before facing-off with McGregor in December 2015 - and was knocked-out by the left hand heard around the world after just 13 seconds.

The Brazilian never got a rematch for the title, some claimed that the world promotional tour caused McGregor to get under Aldo's skin with all his verbals.

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are no strangers to each other, and it's clear who the Brazilian blames for Khabib's brawl at UFC 229.

Now Aldo has given his take on the aftermath of the Khabib and McGregor battle, and has stated who is definitively NOT to blame for the situation.

”I understand the reaction of Khabib,” Aldo told ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

“No, it’s not his fault, we shouldn’t blame him for his actions because it’s the UFC letting McGregor do whatever he wants, in the past and here in New York.

"So it’s not Khabib’s fault. No time, no nothing for him.”

It's clear that Aldo still isn't a fan of McGregor, and it seems like he's also taken shots at the UFC higher-ups for backing McGregor and not punishing him accordingly after he was arrested for the Barclays Center bus attack.

Aldo is currently ranked number two for his weight class, and if Brian Ortega takes the title off Max Holloway next month at UFC 231 in Toronto, you'd think that the 32-year-old could be the first-in-line for a shot.

But if he's firing digs at the promotion - maybe they'll think otherwise.

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Dana White
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Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Jose Aldo
Khabib Nurmagomedov
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