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Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach reacted to the penalty given to Khabib

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News24xx.com - Khabib Nurmagomedov's coach, Javier Mendez, considers the punishment given by the Nevada Athletics Commission (NAC) for the UFC lightweight class world champion was very strange. Khabib received a fine of USD 500,000 and a nine-month ban on appearances in Nevada for causing chaos after the UFC 229 fight against Conor McGregor in October 2018.

NAC said the sentence for Khabib could be reduced to six months if the Russian fighter worked for NAC to campaign anti-abuse. If Khabib participates in the campaign, then he can return to appear in Nevada in April 2019.



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Mendez who trained Khabib at the American Kickboxing Academy considers the punishment from NAC to be very strange, because Khabib was a victim of McGregor's verbal abuse during the preparation to the end of the fight of UFC 229. Mendez considered the anti-abuse campaign more suitable to be carried out by McGregor.

"NCA said it condemned Khabib's actions and sentenced him with fine of USD 500,000, but at the same time they wanted Khabib to carry out an anti-abuse campaign, so he could return faster. NCA wanted to prevent fighters from doing what McGregor did, but they wanted Khabib to carry out an anti- abuse campaign?" Mendez said, quoted from BJ Penn.

"That doesn't make sense. Khabib was sentenced with fine of USD 500 thousand, and McGregor was USD 50 thousand, but McGregor was the first person to commit abuse and what Khabib did was only defended himself. But NCA punished khabib worst" Mendez continued.

 

 

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