What happened following the main event of UFC 229 was one of the worst things to have ever happened to the UFC. It was unprofessional and brought the sport a bad name. Violence between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor spilled outside the ring.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier UFC 242
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However, come UFC 242 when Khabib faces Dustin Poirier, he has promised that this will not happen again – and the reason he has given is that its because his dad will be present at the arena!

The Aftermath of McGregor vs Khabib at UFC 229

Once the match ended, Khabib and McGregor got involved in a brawl which eventually spilled outside the Octagon. Both the men were handed lengthy bans after the incident and were fined too. However, the fine upset Khabib as his fine was ten times that of Conor McGregor. It is based on this that he got so upset that he said he will never fight in Las Vegas again.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier UFC 242

Nevertheless, while Khabib Nurmagomedov will be fighting his first match in the UFC since October 2018, he has now become the highest paid star in the company!

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier at UFC 242

Khabib is all set to face off against Dustin Poirier on the 8th of September. However, this time, he won’t be doing anything after the match ends, because his dad Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov will be in attendance.

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Dustin Poirier vs Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 242
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Khabib had said earlier that he was not afraid of the sanctions but he was afraid of the sanctions that his dad will impose upon him. His father is also his coach and teacher.