Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

  • Russian president congratulates fighter over UFC 229 victory
  • Las Vegas fight ended with brawls breaking out in arena

Vladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout.

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has filed a complaint against Nurmagomedov after he leapt from the octagon and fought with one of McGregor’s trainers after the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. Several other men, believed to be members of Nurmagomedov’s team, attacked McGregor although the Irishman declined to press charges over the incident.

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