The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Khabib Nurmagomedov met with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the opening of the new airport in Istanbul. It is reported TASS with reference to the Turkish TV channel TRT.
Nurmagomedov and Erdogan shook hands and told each other a few sentences, after which the President went to meet the other guests. It is noted that the Russian came to Turkey at the invitation of Erdogan.
10 Oct Nurmagomedov met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The head of state congratulated the soldier with victory over Irishman Conor McGregor on the UFC 229 and spoke about the incident after the match: “If we are attacked from outside, not just you, we all can jump, and will not find it. But it is better not to bring this up”.
Nurmagomedov is the reigning champion of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) lightweight champion. His title he defended on the night of 7 October in a fight with McGregor. After the victory out of the octagon and attacked Dillon Denis. The result was a mass fight to participation of athletes, coaches and the police. Currently Nurmagomedov and McGregor suspended.
Video, photo All from Russia.