Khabib Nurmagomedov receives hero's welcome as he lands home in Russian Federation

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Wiz Khalifa says punishing Khabib Nurmagomedov for attacking Conor McGregor's jiu-jitsu coach would be the height of hypocrisy - it's just fighters being fighters.

Nurmagomedov made McGregor tap out during Saturday's UFC 229 main event, but instead of celebrating his accomplishment, the Russian fighter sparked a big post-fight melee when he leapt over the cage and jumped into the crowd, while members from his corner entered the octagon and attacked McGregor. To call it chaos would be a gross understatement. However, that would deprive him of an October 27 fight between Nurmagomedov's teammate Zubaira Tukhugov and Artem Lobov, one of McGregor's best friends.

The score was 29-27 in favour of the defending champion going into the fourth round, with Nurmagomedov earning a dominant 10-8 in the second stanza only for McGregor to rally and become the first fighter to win a round against Nurmagomedov with a 10-9 in the third.

Nurmagomedov is dreading returning home because he anticipates a beatdown from his dad for his role in the melee which marred UFC 229.

A prone McGregor was then seemingly attacked by someone from Nurmagomedov's camp as the bad blood that has been building up ahead of this fight came to a head.

"The Nevada Athletic Commission pulled footage from us and there's an investigation going on", UFC President Dana White said at a post-fight press conference, as transcribed by SB Nation's Bloody Elbow blog. "The biggest night of the year, and I'm disgusted".

After the fight Khabib apologised to the athletic commission for his actions but not to McGregor or Danis and could still be in trouble with the UFC.

Khabib puts on the rear choke hold that won him the fight. "We're way over 2 million, so I'm happy".

Still you've got to worry for Khabib, who knows what punishment his dad will give him - he might take away internet privileges or his Xbox.

White and some UFC fighters who spoke before him were concerned that casual fans who purchased the pay-per-view may conclude this kind of behaviour comes with cage fighting.



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