Conor McGregor: Khabib's father forgives UFC rival for insulting comments before lightweight title fight

The build-up to Saturday's fight was incredibly acrimonious, with McGregor dubbing Nurmagomedov a 'mad backward c***' and his father a 'quivering coward'

Tuesday 09 October 2018 14:15
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UFC- Khabib Nurmagomedov apologies for post-fight melee after defeating Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father has said that he has forgiven Conor McGregor for the Irishman’s inflammatory words ahead of UFC 229.

The build-up to Saturday night’s fight was incredibly acrimonious, with McGregor dubbing Nurmagomedov a “mad backward c***” and his father a “quivering coward”.

Nurmagomedov went on to beat McGregor via submission in the fourth round of their lightweight title fight, before vaulting over the Octagon and attacking his training partner, inciting a full scale brawl.

However in an Instagram post Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has said that he has put the insult behind him and forgiven McGregor.

“I forgive Conor McGregor for what he said,” he wrote.

“It is necessary to analyse what happened in the past and learn lessons from it. We have decided to move to other heights. I hope this is a blessing. InshAllah.”

However, not every member of the Nurmagomedov camp is keen to put the issue behind them.

And Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, commented after the fight that the post-fight scenes were inevitable given McGregor’s comments.

Then, taking aim at McGregor, he said: “This is not the way we want to celebrate such a dominant performance but when you talk about people’s country, family and religion and intentionally try to kill someone like he said and the cornermen running their mouths after, this is the fight game & s**t happens.

“The fans got an amazing fight and a great show. I want to apologise to the Nevada athletic commission, the Governor of Nevada and I want to thank Las Vegas police department and security for doing such an unbelievable job.

“Now everyone understands who’s the amateur here.”

Khabib dominated McGregor

For everything we know about the post-fight brawl, click here.

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