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Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the octagon, eleven months because he defeated Conor McGregor in the most highest-profile UFC bout of all time.
The UFC lightweight champion defends his title against American Dustin Poirier at Abu Dhabi on 7 September.
But has the Russian busy his period because that fight in October 2018 finished in a brawl that won those included fines and bans?
BBC Sport takes a look at the past year in the life span of the winner.
It had been the conversation that spilled into a brawl that is post-bout.
Nurmagomedov compelled McGregor to tap out before fighting with his competitor's team and jumping the octagon weapon.
He apologised following the incident but cited pre-fight comments in which McGregor"spoke about my religion, spoke about my country, talked in my father".
Members of Nurmagomedov's team were involved with the melee and a few of his party were detained but later released.
Half both fighters were given bans since the Nevada Athletic Commission and his of fight purse was initially held back researched exactly what happened.
Back in January, Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 (#380,950) along with his suspension has been set retroactively at fourteen months, meaning that he could return to the octagon from 6 July.
Not only was Nurmagomedov after claiming his name, encouraged, the president also dished out some parenting advice.
As Nevada State Athletic Commission and the UFC weighed up what action needs to be taken in the brawl with the camp of McGregor, the father of Nurmagomedov warned he'd be disciplining himself.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov said after the fight he"will inflict a punishment tougher than the UFC's", including:"I cautioned him. For me, discipline comes ."
But at a meeting between the trio in October,'' Putin advised Abdulmanap"not to penalize him too seriously" because of his actions.
Putin wasn't the only political figure wanting a piece of Nurmagomedov after his success in Las Vegas.
The fighter had been granted a meeting with the mind of the Republic of Dagestan Vladimir Vasilyev, opened an airport in Turkey along with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was pictured with members of the United Arab Emirates royal household and had been given a car by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
Fresh from his triumph over McGregor, Nurmagomedov suggested by accepting on boxer Floyd Mayweather, he could emulate his rival.
Mayweather conquer McGregor himself August 2017 in a struggle that created over #450m and got the 41-year-old American 210m.
"When I face Khabib, of course I am getting a nine-figure money back," said the former five-weight world champion.
"More than the McGregor battle. Probably $100m longer - I'm going to mention between $110m and $200m (much more ) guaranteed"
The fighter advised Nurmagomedov to"come in to my world", with the 30-year-old reacting by saying he was keen for its bout to Take Place in Moscow
Before talks about a meeting fizzled out, UFC president Dana White called to step in the octagon.
With a year out of the octagon Nurmagomedov has been making the most of his newfound VIP status by travelling Europe checking out soccer.
The winner was snapped at AC Milan and Paris St-Germain, but his heart remains with neighborhood side Anzhi Makhachkala in Dagestan.
"I recall in 2001 I went around Dynamo Stadium two times to somehow go to the scene because I didn't have money for a ticket, so I truly wanted to cheer up for Anji," he explained.
Eventually, he made a friend and was given some money to get within the old floor of the club.
"There were not any seats, I saw for 90 minutes while still standing," he added. "Almost 20 years have passed and much has changed"
Nurmagomedov has also obtained an interest in horse racing, hanging out at stables at Dubai, with the winner of this President of UAE Endurance Cup, Lockelea Starwood Comet.
Oh, and he has had his head burned into a bit of timber...
Yes, there's no rest for the wicked and he has been putting in the hard yards in training, while Nurmagomedov might have invested nine of their previous 11 months suspended from the octagon.
The Russian has kept fans current on his progress of him preparing for his return using routine social networking posts.
Some critical work from the gym was complemented by road jogging, swimmingpool, flipping tyres around the shore and just a visit to observe the bear he'd notoriously wrestle with as a child.
Make no mistake, when Nurmagomedov arrives at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island to face this weekend to Poirier the defending champion will be in prime condition.