Vladimir Putin meets Khabib after a victory over Dustin Poirier
Khabib Nurmagomedov is becoming extremely popular in Russia and getting a lot of attention from the media and… the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Nurmagomedov and Putin already met before after Khabib’s victory over Conor McGregor. This time after Khabib’s fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 event, Mr. Putin flew to Dagestan to congratulate Nurmagomedov and his father Abdulmanap once again.
Putin: “Congratulations! It was a fair victory against a tough opponent”.
Khabib: “Tough, strong and respectable. This time around it was a respectable opponent” (made a reference to his last fight with Conor McGregor).
Putin: “Agreed, a true athlete should have respect for an opponent. I watched your fight and it was a convincing victory. You submitted him with a rear-naked choke in the correct way without squeezing his throat as it should be. It was fair”.