Does Khabib Nurmagomedov Have Many Russian Supporters?
Khabib Nurmagomedov is an undefeated UFC Lightweight champion and one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world.
Some people forget where he is from because he often trains at the AKA gym in San Jose, California and spends a lot of time in the United States. By the way, you can learn more on Khabib’s sparring and training partners in this article.
Khabib is from Makhachkala city which is a town in the Dagestan Republic of Russia. Dagestan is located in the North Caucasus region. Officially it is part of Russia but it’s more like an autonomous state within a country.
First of all, Khabib is a Dagestani and despite being one of the Russian nations, they are not very much liked in the society. In general, Dagestani’s are usually hanging out in the groups of their friends and don’t get along with most Russians.
So speaking of Khabib, he is extremely popular in Dagestan; he has a great reputation at home in Makhachkala and he is probably one of the most well-known people in the republic. But the rest of Russia seems to have a different opinion on Khabib and he is not very much liked by most Russians.
Is it true to say that the whole country Russia stands behind Khabib Nurmagomedov? Not really. He is well-known around but not necessarily liked by most Russians.
In fact, a lot of Russians actually prefer Conor McGregor over him.
Khabib doesn’t have a lot of support in his home country besides Dagestan which is interesting because he is so popular among the UFC fans from all around the world.