Khabib Nurmagomedov came home to a stadium filled with supportive fans after his UFC 229 win over Conor McGregor. The disrespect that McGregor showed Khabib before their fight prompted an entire nation to get behind Khabib. We saw Khabib absolutely maul and punish McGregor like he promised he would. Khabib’s fans were so proud of their favorite son, but one of the proudest was Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
Khabib met with Putin today, receiving both praise and adulation from the president. Putin described addressed Khabib’s performance and was please with the outcome of the fight. Of course, Putin addressed the elephant in the room; Khabib’s antics after his victory.
RT.com reported that Putin said,
“I will ask your father not to punish you too strictly, because you achieved the main task, worthily and convincingly.”
It’s no secret that Khabib is terrified of his father and he knew he had an ass-kicking waiting for him in Dagestan. Hopefully, Putin saved Khabib from receiving any more fatherly wrath.