Sports23: 00 10.10.2018 (updated 23:03 10.10.2018) Short URLKhabib Nurmagomedov, who beat Saturday Conor McGregor, spoke with Vladimir Putin, who congratulated the Russian sportsman and asked his father, who also attended the meeting, not to "punish heavily" his son for the fight that followed the fight.Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father to congratulate the Russian fighter for his victory over Conor McGregor, announces the Kremlin.
Their interview took place after the forum Russia – sports power, in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk.
"I congratulate you and wish you success in the fights to come," Russian head of state Nürmagomedov said.
In addition, Vladimir Putin asked the athlete's father not to "punish his son heavily" for the fight that occurred after the fight against the Irishman.
"I conducted myself with dignity. But, of course, I could not control myself at times. Because during the fight, the provocations continued, "Khabib Nurmagomedov told the Russian President.
Mr Putin also thanked the Russian sportsman for his victory.
"In any case, you have accomplished the main task, you have won with dignity and in a convincing way. But I would like to express the hope that sporting ideals will be above all, income and advertising. First, I'm talking about your opponents' team, "Vladimir Putin said.
The President had already congratulated MrNurmagomedov the first time by phone just after the fight.
As a reminder, in Las Vegas on October 6, 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his UFC championship title by defeating Conor McGregor in the fourth round with a rear throttle. But immediately after the fight, he jumped off the octagon and started a fight with a member of the opposing team, Dillon Denis. As the sportsman himself explained later, he reacted in this way because he could not tolerate his insults.