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Nurmagomedov wanted reimbursement of the penalty for rioting after fight with McGregor

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The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Khabib Nurmagomedov told about the negotiations with the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) on his return to the octagon in 2020. it is reported by the correspondent of”.ru”.

31-year-old confirmed that talks with representatives of the UFC regarding the fight in March 2020. “I can act in April in new York or Las Vegas. But then me have to apologize and return nearly a million dollars in fines,” said Nurmagomedov. He recalled that, in his opinion, was “improperly penalized” after the incident at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

Nurmagomedov held a session of question-answer on the eve of the Moscow tournament the UFC, which will be held on November 9 Saturday. During the conversation with fans and journalists, the fighter, in particular, explained the absence of the Russian tricolor on their fights. He also touched on how McGregor reserve representatives of Dagestan during the press-conference in Moscow.

On the night of October 7, 2018 after the victory over Irishman Conor McGregor Nurmagomedov attacked the coach of JIU-jitsu Dillon Dennis for alleged insults. In the octagon and outside of it and a brawl broke out, which was also attended by the seconds Nurmagomedov and McGregor. As a result, both fighters received suspension and fines. Nurmagomedov was excommunicated from playing for nine months, while the Irish only six.

Nurmagomedov has twice defended the belt of the champion of UFC in the lightweight division. The Russian takes the second place in a rating of fighters of the organization without taking into account weight categories.

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