After the fight was over, he went over the fence and into the crowd to go after one of McGregor's teammates, Dillon Danis.
Putin asked Nurmagomedov's father "not to punish him too severely" for the brawl, telling the fighter: "You accomplished the main goal: You won the fight, with confidence and dignity".
Nurmagomedov has seen his share of the purse withheld and has been warned he could be stripped of his belt.
UFC commentator Joe Anik - who naturally had a cage side seat for the contest - has revealed that McGregor was left unsettled by several backstage issues.
"It's going to be a huge fine I'm pretty sure because with my fight against Zab Judah [in April 2006], there was a insane melee in the ring and a huge penalty - a huge fine". But don't forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video.
McGregor has since called for an immediate rematch with Nurmagomedov, although both fighters are now under investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for their behaviour after the fight. If you still decide to fire him, don't forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself.
In any case, punish me, [Zubaira Tukhugov] has nothing to do with that.
"In a family anything can happen, (but) we never allow ourselves to go beyond certain limits", Putin said.
If you think that I'll keep silent then you are mistaken.
And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started.In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugovhas nothing to do with that.If you think that I'll keep silent then you are mistaken. But don't forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you'll lose me too. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won't get stuck in your throat.
"But all of a sudden on fight night, it seemed like his colour was gone, his confidence didn't seem there, the smile wasn't there, there were maybe some rumblings about some things or some circumstances backstage but Khabib handled the fight part of this with flying colours and proved that he probably is the most dominant force in the game, as advertised". We intend to go to the end.
Nurmagomedov does have a point - if the UFC follows it's own pattern, they should not punish Nurmagomedov or his team as they did not punish McGregor or his team. They are facing potential fines and suspensions.