Tag: Khabib Nurmagomedov

McGregor: Khabib ‘scurried away’ like a rat after jumping fence during UFC 229 brawl

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez Bloodyelbow.com UFC 229 may forever be remembered for the infamous brawl that took place after the main event title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. From a superficial standpoint, it was a melee that erupted when Khabib jumped the fence after supposedly being taunted by Dillon Danis, […]

Morning Report: Javier Mendez thinks Conor McGregor is still the most dangerous threat for Khabib Nurmagomedov

By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew MMAfighting.com At UFC 226, Khabib Nurmagomedov solidified his hold on the lightweight title, submitting former champion Conor McGregor with a fourth-round neck crank. It had been a dominant performance from Nurmagomedov before then, with Khabib controlling McGregor on the ground for long stretches and even dropping the renowned boxer with an overhand right. […]

Raoni Barcelos still down to fighting Said Nurmagomedov, but wonders why he withdrew from UFC 237

By Guilherme Cruz@guicruzzz MMAfighting.com RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Raoni Barcelos doesn’t rule starting another training camp to fight Said Nurmagomedov. The Brazilian bantamweight prospect improved to 3-0 under the UFC banner with another finish, stopping short-notice replacement Carlos Huachin with elbows at Saturday night’s UFC 237 in Brazil. Huachin replaced Nurmagomedov on days’ notice, and Barcelos, who […]

UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov breaks bread with Chechen dictator Kadyrov at Ramadan iftar

By Karim Zidan@ZidanSports Badlefthook.com On Saturday evening, UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov accepted an invitation to attend an iftar (evening meal) with Ramzan Kadyrov during the holy month of Ramadan. The invitation came amidst reports accusing the Chechen dictator of reigniting the crackdown on the republic’s LGBTQ+ community. Nurmagomedov, who last defended his lightweight […]

Conor McGregor deletes ‘dirty, smelly rats’ tweet targeting Khabib, others slated to fight at UFC 242

By Mookie Alexander@mookiealexander Bloodyelbow.com In four months, the UFC will return to Abu Dhabi for a pay-per-view event that’s expected to feature lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his title against interim champ Dustin Poirier. In a tweet posted on Sunday, MMA Team Dagestan listed some other notable fighters who are expected […]

Khabib calls for punishment after police beat an MMA fighter’s father to death

By Karim Zidan@ZidanSports Bloodyelbow.com UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken out against the three police officers suspected in the murder of Sulli Yunusilau, the father of MMA fighter Magomed Yunusilau. According to a report from tass.ru, the three suspects violently attacked the 46-year-old man due to “personal animosity.” Yunusilau was struck in the head […]