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Vlad behaviour Vladimir Putin gave out to Conor McGregor's rival Khabib after controversial victory

"I will ask your father not to punish you very cruelly because you accomplished the main aim"

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Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a choke on Conor McGregor during their bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a choke on Conor McGregor during their bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a choke on Conor McGregor during their bout

Conor McGregor's controversial 2018 loss to rival Khabib Nurmagomedov ended up with the Russian getting a telling-off from President Vladimir Putin, it has emerged. 

Khabib retained the Lightweight Championship after deafeating the Dubliner in Round 4 of UFC 229.

But the bout descended into chaos when Nurmagomedov jumped out of the octagon to dive at McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis, while The Notorious was attacked by two of Nurmagomedov's crew in the cage.

The 33-year-old Russian was handed a nine-month suspension and a fine of $500,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and later retired from the sport.

McGregor got a six-month ban and a $50,000 fine.

According to newly emerging details, when Nurmagomedov met with President Putin shortly after his win against McGregor, Putin joked that he would ask his father and coach Abdulmanap not to punish him for his post-fight brawl.

"Yes, of course you did not represent a team, you were on your own,” Putin is reported as saying.

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Vladimir Putin has demanded that Russian energy be paid for in roubles (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Vladimir Putin has demanded that Russian energy be paid for in roubles (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Vladimir Putin has demanded that Russian energy be paid for in roubles (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

“You did not perform for your country, but you performed for yourself. You are a Russian citizen and we are not indifferent to our citizens, no matter where they are or what we do.

"I will ask your father not to punish you very cruelly because you accomplished the main aim, you won with dignity and [it was] convincing. I believe that all of us in our country are one big family.

"No matter what happens, we need to try and avoid rashness like charging someone, regardless of what is going on. Anything can happen in the family, but we never allow ourselves to cross the line.

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"Of course if we are attacked from the outside, not only you, we could all jump in such a way and there could be hell to pay. But it's better to avoid such course of action."

Nurmagomedov apparently replied: "For now they are only talking about my jump even though I performed quite well.

"In comparison with his behaviour, his disrespect towards me, my parents, my country, I behaved with dignity. Of course I have not controlled myself in some moments because they were provocations even during the fight.”

Nurmagomedov retired last year after promising his mother he wouldn't fight again following the death of his father.

UFC boss Dana White attempted to keep Nurmagomedov in the UFC and offered him a rematch with McGregor, but the Russian kept his promise.

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