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“I Will Be Hard On This” – Khabib’s Father Hits Out Following 229 Brawl

Khabib’s father Abdulnamap Nurmagomedov has spoken out against his son’s actions following the brawl that ensued during UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

Despite the Dagestani fighter’s impressive victory, his win was marred by the post-fight scenes which saw Khabib jump out of the octagon and attack McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.

A brawl ensued on the outside while a number of Khabib’s camp entered the octagon and blindsided McGregor with a flurry of shots before security eventually intervened.

Amidst the ensuing chaos, both McGregor and Khabib were escorted out of the arena while three of Khabib’s teammates were arrested, however, the charges were later dropped.

The lightweight champion now risks a fine as well as potentially being stripped of his belt, but perhaps his worst punishment will come by way of his own father, who is evidently not pleased with his son’s actions.

“I will be very hard on this. I warned him. For me, discipline comes first,” Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov told Ren TV.

“You do whatever you want in the octagon but outside this is the border of civilians where there are children, women and strangers.

“Over the octagon should be a peaceful existence.”

In an Instagram post on Monday morning, Khabib was keen to point out that his actions were not what his had father taught him.

In the press conference after the bout, Khabib also said: “I want to say sorry to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

“This is not my best side. He talked about my religion, my country, my father. He came to Brooklyn, he broke a bus and nearly killed two people.

“So why do people still talk about me jumping over the cage? I have shown respect.

“I told you guys: his whole team and him, they are tap machines. Today he tapped. (I am) undisputed and undefeated.”

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

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