UFC 242: What’s happened in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s world since Conor McGregor?

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has met with world leaders and attended a number of conferencesEleven months since he defeated Conor McGregor in arguably the highest-profile UFC bout of all time, Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the octagon.The UFC lightweight champion defends his title against American Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on 7 September.But how has the 30-year-old Russian occupied his time since that fight in October 2018 ended in a brawl that landed those involved bans and fines?BBC Sport takes a look at the past year in the life of the undefeated champion.Dealing with the UFC 229 falloutIt was the pre-fight chat that spilled over into a post-bout brawl.Nurmagomedov forced McGregor to tap out in the fourth round before jumping the octagon fence and fighting his rival’s team.He apologised following the incident but cited pre-fight comments in which McGregor “talked about my religion, talked about my country, talked about my father”.Members of Nurmagomedov’s team were also involved in the melee and three of his party were arrested but later released, with McGregor refusing to press charges.Half his of fight purse was initially held back and both fighters were given indefinite bans as the the Nevada Athletic Commission investigated what happened.In January, Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 (£380,950)

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