Habib, Nurmagomedova: AP
The Russian champion of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) and Khabib Nurmagomedov want to obtain Ukrainian citizenship. About it in interview to “Sport-Express” said the uncle of the fighter Alex Nurmagomedov.
“We have made every effort to Habib received the citizenship of Ukraine. We appreciate, love and respect Ukraine and its people. I will say that the best people there. They say that homeland is where you were born. But I think that homeland is where you feel good. We planned to Habib played for Ukraine, but were unable to do,” said Nurmagomedov.
According to uncle of the athlete, Habib offended due to refusal of the Ukrainian citizenship. “He asked why not give the passport. I answered him that I do not know and can not do anything. He in his first battles were flown from Poltava. Played for the club “Combat-DOBRO” in Kiev. And here (from Poltava), we have already sent Habib to Russia, he was given a passport, and he flew away”, he added.
Father Nurmagomedov Abdulmanap passed military service in Ukraine. After Nurmagomedov-the senior judo coach Peter Butry and became the champion of Ukraine in judo and Sambo. At the moment, uncle fighter Alex Nurmagomedov live in Poltava.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the champion of UFC in the lightweight division. On account of his 27 wins in 27 matches. In the last fight, the athlete defeated the Irishman Conor McGregor choke.
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