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Former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return from a almost two-year absence to face current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Khabib's father Abdulnamap Nurmagomedov has spoken out against his son's actions following the brawl that ensued during UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Moments after standing over a beaten McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion stunned everyone when he scaled the cage wall and flew into a rage.

Having made McGregor tap out, Nurmagomedov turned his attention outside the octagon and then leapt out of the cage towards the Irishman's stable-mate Dillon Danis, which ignited a melee.

Because of his involvement in this ugly, post-fight brawl, Tukhugov's UFC Moncton scrap with Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov has now been cancelled. He came to Brooklyn and went after my bus. this is a respect sport, not trash talking.

Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor via submission in the fourth round of UFC 229 before the Russian fighter climbed out of the ring and attacked a member of McGregor's team on live television.

McGregor's first public response came on Twitter yesterday: "Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch". Nurmagomedov's $2 million purse has been withheld, and he could face a hefty fine along with a lengthy suspension. He nearly killed a couple of people.

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov's proposed fight has fell through on four separate occasions but the former interim champion insists that he is the champion at Lightweight and that he deserves to fight the undefeated Russian.

The fight was over when a horrific brawl broke out while Conor was still standing in the Octagon. That massive audience saw Nurmagomedov put on a lovely display of well-rounded fighting against the biggest puncher in MMA.

UFC president Dana White implemented a later start time when Michael Bisping fought in Manchester, delaying the fight to 3am. "It should have been a very different night for him".