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Midnight Mania! Khabib’s father forgives McGregor, invites him to train in Dagestan

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Despite the very harsh words McGregor had for him before his clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s father, is willing to extend an olive branch of peace to the Irishman.


“Distinguished guests, I invite again to the tournament our close friend [actor and former UFC fighter] Oleg Taktarov and McGregor,” Abdulmanap said, per Russia Today. “I said that I forgive him [for all the insults], it’s important to be kind-hearted!”

This comes after Nurmagomedov brawled with McGregor’s teammates after tapping “The Notorious” in the fourth round of their main event at UFC 229. The melee has his immediate future, and that of his teammates, in doubt, with Nurmagomedov having threatened to leave the UFC if they cut his teammate. UFC president Dana White insists all is good and Khabib is not going anywhere.

The elder Nurmagomedov disapproved of his son’s actions after UFC 229, saying his discipline of Khabib would be more severe than the UFC’s. Before the bout, McGregor called him a “quivering coward” and a traitor to his country. Despite the kind-hearted forgiveness, it might not be in Conor’s best interests to take up the offer to train in Dagestan anytime soon- even if he can’t buy the rematch he is hoping for.


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