Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father ‘will be very hard on’ son for inciting UFC 229 brawl

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said after UFC 229 that he he’d have to deal with his father’s wrath when he returns home to Dagestan.

He’s absolutely right.

Speaking with Russian media on Sunday, Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, said he will come down hard on his son for inciting a brawl after his UFC 229 win over Conor McGregor.

“Probably all the same for Khabib, the toughest sanctions are my attitude,” Abdulmanap said, according to Google translate, via “I will be very hard on this. I warned him. For me, discipline comes first.”

This is what Khabib expects to happen as he shared with reporters during his post-fight press conference.

“I know my father gonna smash me when I go home because … I know he gonna smash me,” Khabib said.

Khabib (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) was impressive during the fight with McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) on Saturday night, submitting the former two-division champion in the fourth round after mostly dominating. In the build-up to UFC 229, Khabib took McGregor’s trash-talk about his father, religion and country personally. There was also, of course, McGregor’s infamous bus attack in April.

After the win, Khabib jumped the octagon fence to attack McGregor cornerman and Bellator fighter Dillon Danis. Khabib’s decision caused mayhem both in and out of the cage, much to the chagrin of his father.

“You can do whatever you want in the octagon; outside of it, there’s children, women, random people,” Abdulmanap said. “My team has always been known for its discipline, hence my sanctions to Khabib will be much stronger than the ones from UFC.”

Khabib likely will face sanctions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, following a full investigation. McGregor declined to press charges against the members of Khabib’s team who attacked him.

For complete coverage of UFC 229, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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