Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov is locked in to face former two-division title-holder Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor. It is the most awaited biggest fight in the UFC history and it was finally announced earlier this week.
The massive super fight will take place at UFC 229 T-Mobile Arena on October 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be a live pay-per-view fight card.
Why Is Khabib Losing Some Fans?
Just a few months ago, a controversy rolled around the UFC world about McGregor’s attacking a bus where he threw a dolly at the fighters’ bus containing Nurmagomedov. Now, Khabib puts himself in a hot water after posting a video of his cousin, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, paying homeless people to do push-ups in public while laughing.
The videos are no longer on his Instagram story, but you can see them in the tweet embedded here.
Whose Side Are You On?
Khabib recently posted a photo on his Instagram account regarding his upcoming bout with McGregor. After MMA Imports translated a series of comments from Russian MMA fans, it would appear that some are quite on the side of Conor McGregor.
Check out Khabib’s Instagram post and the translated comments down below. Translated by MMA Imports.
It’s been a long time – and now we are waiting for the most anticipated fight in the history of mixed martial arts. The key to success is faith in God, hard work and patience 📍 Сколько лет, сколько зим, столько всего пройдено, и мы здесь в предверии самого ожидаемого боя в истории смешанных единоборств, а знаете в чем причина успеха, это: упование на Всевышнего, тяжелый труд и терпение. #ufc229
Some Hateful Comments Regarding His Instagram Story Controversy
Translated by: MMA Imports
priyatno_glazam: And the Almighty said in the Qur’an, “fight for money”?
jordanzemui: You’re disgusting for how you tread homeless
paul_mcmullan1888: Laughing at homeless people @khabib_nurmagomedov you should be ashamed
Other Translated Comments
Translated by: MMA Imports
albertgukasov: Good luck in the battle with Conor, you need it!
palikid25I: was a huge Khabib fan but after that performance with raging Al for some reason it looked like you were not a high level your hands looked very weak and not coordinated without that elite boxing it’s gonna be hard to go against Mcgregor
timesofdrewConor: gonna knock that ass boy
_notorious_champ: ov fucking Habib Conor will kill you he’s in the rack just kills you my advice to you cancel the fight
ayancrystal: @thenotoriousmma the King
james_donlon_: You will be knocked out stone dead on that goofy, hung out in the open chin. #HeadMovement
forsterstephennew: @khabib_nurmagomedov ya got no chance baby that what ya got @thenotoriousmma is going to take u clean out
phoenixgrapplingmachineKhabitch: “THE BORING ONE” Nurmagobitchov
_matthewchase: Work that little Irish prick into the ground.
jerryasto: @thenotoriousmma win for KO at first round!!! I’m sure!
rug_bubbakush: @bossformat Khabib will taste Irish power
Uh-Oh! These Translated Comments Are Getting Intense
tjkillashawoffical: Too bad you’ll pull out
sudip.thapa.98: I like you & your fighting style butConorr will knock you out in the 2nd or 3rd round. No disrespect towards you @khabib_nurmagomedov. God bless us all
mouid_sakka: You will get knocked out by a left hand strike
unknown._.solo: @winners_mind_ haha lol baby…. conor going to smash the khabib
socal_vtec: Gonna get laid out!!!
ruslan.sotirov: It’s a pity Khabib, it’s interesting he’ll knock when Conor will strangle him, if he’s so steep, and never knocks)))
barry10h: Posting a pic of your fists up doesn’t make your stand up any less shite, gone in 2 rounds kid
billa17046: You are not for ready Conor
[email protected]: I think Conor knows what he’s preparing for so if he can defend those takedowns Conor hands down but that’s not gonna be a walk in the park. My head says Khabib, my heart is a split decision.
iamhabibullayevfarruh: Conor is the best habib.
Watch the ‘Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor’ Announcement – UFC 229 below. Video courtesy of UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship on YouTube.
The most awaited match is only two months away! So, who do you think will win this fight?