Khabib Nurmagomedov's Dad Says He Forgives Conor McGregor
In the world of UFC, the fight is only a small part of the battle. What goes on outside the octagon is talked about as much as the fight itself.
In the case of Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov, there were months and months of pre-fight controversies, and the minute the fight was over, the out-of-cage controversies resumed - straight out of the cage in fact.
In case you've spent the last few days in a cave, McGregor tapped out to become Khabib's 27th victim, before the Russian jumped over the top of the octagon and attacked Dillon Danis, while members of Khabib's team jumped into the octagon to attack the Irishman.
Three people from Khabib's team were arrested for their involvement in the attack, but McGregor decided against pressing charges, partially because of his involvement in the incident.
In the aftermath, the headlines have continued to rumble on through various social media posts and now Khabib's dad has got involved.
Taking to Instagram, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov said: "I forgive Conor McGregor, all in the past."
View this post on InstagramАссаламуалейкум всем . Я прощаю Конора Магрегора , все в прошлом . Надо сделать анализ всего что происходило и извлечь уроки . Пообщавшись с аксакалами и мудрыми земляками , решили двигаться к другим высотам . Я надеюсь в этом есть благо . Ин Ша Аллагь .
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If you're wondering what he means by 'all', basically he's referring to the build up to the fight, which was extremely fierce and personal between his son and McGregor from the outset.
Notable highlights/lowlights included personal verbal attacks, as well the way more physical attack on Khabib's bus.
Whether or not Abdulmanap has forgiven his own son though is unclear. Speaking to Ren TV after the fight (and the subsequent chaos) he revealed his disappointment in Khabib.
He said: "I will be very hard on this. 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 and strangers.
"Over the octagon should be a peaceful existence."
President of UFC, Dana White, said Khabib had bigger things to worry about than UFC sanctions.
He said: "The Nevada State Athletic Commission is going to go after him pretty hard. He doesn't have to worry about me, he has to worry about them.
"The Governor was here tonight and he went running out of the building. He's in big trouble."
No doubt we haven't heard the last of this one just yet.
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