Khabib’s antic of starting a post-fight brawl has landed him in a lot of trouble with the NSAC and UFC, but it is his father that Khabib should be worried about the most.
Last Saturday, October 6, 2018, from Las Vegas, Khabib Nurmagomedov scores the biggest win of his career after submitting Conor McGregor in the fourth round of their wildly entertaining UFC 229 bout. But instead of celebrating ‘The Eagle’ jumped over the octagon cage and attacked the cage-side friend of Conor, Dillion Danis as Eagle’s teammates jumped inside the octagon and started beating up McGregor. As a result, The Nevada State Athletic Commission withheld his US$2 million fight purse, pending further investigation into the matter. While the UFC president, Dana White confiscated Nurmagomedov’s lightweight championship belt.
The whole incident has made Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov furious. The father, mentor, and coach of Khabib said while speaking to a Russian media outlet said:
“I will be very hard on this,” he told Ren TV (Via PerthNow). “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.”
He also took full responsibility for what went down by saying:
“Still, I am responsible for this. This is my team. Despite the fact that I was not allowed to go to America, I do not relieve myself of responsibility.”
Khabib knew his father would be enraged over his post-fight debacle. He seemed prepared to face his father when he said, “I know my father is going to smash me,” to the media team present for the after fight interview.
Before the showdown, McGregor spits a lot of trash talk said insulting words to Khabib and his father, which enraged “The Eagle” a bit more. Russian grappler was justifying his actions by defending his family and religion, but his father wouldn’t take into consideration when it’s time to impose his punishment.
Well, Khabib didn’t take it easy on Conor Mcgregor, but Khabib’s father said he has forgiven Irishman for all the pre-fight comments.
“As-salamu alaykum all,” Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov said on Instagram early on Tuesday morning. “I forgive Conor McGregor, all in the past. It is necessary to make an analysis of everything that happened, and learn lessons. After talking with aksakals and wise countrymen, they decided to move to other heights. I hope this is a blessing.”