Russia is not indifferent to the fate of its citizens abroad, Putin said

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoRussia is not indifferent to the fate of its citizens abroad, Putin said© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russia is not indifferent to the fate of its citizens, wherever they may be, said Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with the Russian fighter of the mixed style the undisputed champion of UFC Habib Nurmagomedov.

On Wednesday, the head of state after the forum «Russia — sports power» in Ulyanovsk spoke with the champion and his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

«Yes, of course, you were not for some team, and in a personal capacity acted. But still, you’re a citizen of Russia, and we care about how our citizens are treated, wherever they were and whatever they were doing,» said Putin.

He noted that in Russia, all followed closely by Nurmagomedov fight in Las Vegas against the Irishman Conor McGregor.

«So we carefully followed along, of course, very worried about you,» he said.

The head of state noted that, despite the fact that it is a commercial sport, it should comply with certain rules.

«But it’s still a sport, and I can’t disagree with those who believe that there should be some rules — and not only written on paper, but in General sport moral rules. And I hope that in this sport will all these rules to follow,» the President said.

Nurmagomedov 6 October as part of the UFC 229 defeated Conor McGregor choke in the fourth round, and he defended the UFC title at lightweight. Immediately after the end of the battle the Russians entered into a verbal altercation with fans outside the ring and then jumped over the fence and became a member a short fight. Nurmagomedov is back in the ring, which also clashed, which was attended by both fighters and their teams. Nurmagomedov later apologized for his behavior after the fight.

Earlier it was reported that the Athletic Commission of Nevada (NSAC) has frozen the payment of the fee Nurmagomedov in the amount of two million dollars, pending an investigation. In turn, McGregor received three million dollars, but after studying the frames, which were not available immediately after the fight, the Commission decided to file a complaint and Irish.