Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) and his trainer and father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Photo: EPA
Nicolas Atkin
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Nicolas Atkin

Khabib meets Putin: Vladimir hopes Nurmagomedov avoids punishment, but UFC and Dana White must put morals over money

Russian president congratulates lightweight champion for Conor McGregor win and urges authorities – and his father – not to punish him too severely

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Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) and his trainer and father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Photo: EPA
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