KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has been handed a luxurious Mercedes and honorary citizenship of Chechnya by a warlord – as further rewards for beating Conor McGregor.
Russia’s UFC light-weight champ Nurmagomedov hailed the “respect” proven to him by highly-controversial Ramzan Kadyrov.
Chechen Republic chief Kadyrov has been criticised for alleged human rights abuses, together with torture, pressured disappearance, detaining homosexuals and suppressing girls.
However after receiving the weird presents at a dinner, Nurmagomedov stated: “Thanks very a lot for such a beneficiant present, and most significantly, respect present to me.”
Veteran MMA journalist Karim Zidan reported Kadyrov’s gesture – per week after Nurmagomedov took his unbeaten document to 27-Zero witha one-sided title victory over Irishman McGregor.
The highly effective wrestler’srear bare choke pressured McGregor to faucet out within the forth spherical on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas at UFC 229.
However “the Eagle” sparked a publish combat brawl after leaping over the cage fence into the gang to assault McGregor’s coaching mate Dillon Danis.
That has left Nurmagomedov sweating on his $2million greenback combat purse (round £1.52m) and going through a doable ban.
McGregor was additionally suspended by the suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Fee for his half within the surprising flare-up, having clashed with Nurmagomedov’s staff members.
UFC president Dana White labelled the post-fight scenes “disgusting”.
In the meantime, Nurmagomedov also can mull over one other supply to go away UFC – after rapper 50 Cent supplied him £1.5m in money to combat for Bellator.
The American actor/singer stated: “I feel it’s fallacious what the UFC is doing to Khabib.
“They didn’t do the identical factor to McGregor. I’ll pay 2 million money tonight if he’ll combat for me at Bellator.
“I’ll take care of Dana and your contract later. The UFC just isn’t the one recreation on the town. Zubaira is welcome additionally.”
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