Khabib Nurmagomedov will be facing sanctions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the Ultimate Fighting Championship following his post-fight shenanigans at UFC 229 which sparked a brawl in the crowd and cage after he choked out Conor McGregor to retain his lightweight championship.
But the punishment Khabib will have to worry about the most comes from his father.
In an interview that took place in the aftermath of his son’s melee with Team McGregor, his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov spoke with the media to address his son’s actions outside of the cage during the pay-per-view. As you might expect, Adbulmanap, who got Khabib into fighting, was not pleased and plans on letting his son have it when he gets home.
“Probably all the same for Khabib, the toughest sanctions are my attitude,” Abdulmanap said, via Ren.tv. “I will be very hard on this. I warned him. For me, discipline comes first.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Khabib is in for a harsh punishment, because he acknowledged that would be the case in the post-fight interview.
“I know my father gonna smash me when I go home because… I know he gonna smash me,” Khabib said.
Khabib Nurmagomedov says he’s going to be in trouble with his father after #UFC229 melee: “I know my father is going to smash me when I go home.” Watch full video: https://t.co/Dh1f1ZZFuU pic.twitter.com/HW5xcVy2dV
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) October 7, 2018
With his win, Khabib advanced to 27-0 in his professional career. His 27 consecutive wins gives him the longest winning streak in all of mixed martial arts. Khabib first won the vacant lightweight championship on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223 when he scored a dominant decision win over Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, New York. He became the first Russian to win a UFC title. The submission victory over McGregor was his first title defense.