Fedor, Emelianenko: Gregory Payan / AP
Russian fighter mixed martial Fedor Emelianenko for the first time commented on the behaviour of compatriot Habib Nurmagomedov after the title match of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) against the Irishman Conor McGregor. His words are quoted by Sport24.
42-year-old athlete admitted that the behavior Nurmagomedov made him a bad impression. “Maybe it was an emotional outburst on everything that happened before the fight. But I think professional should be professional and not give vent to emotions”, — said Emelianenko.
Journalists had tried to get the point of view of a soldier to act Nurmagomedov. However, at a press conference on the eve of battle with the American Cheyl Sonnen, Fedor admitted that he did not watched the match. He stressed that he didn’t have time to watch the UFC 229 for training to your own presentation. Emelianenko defeated Sonnen in the semifinals of the Grand Prix of Bellator heavyweights among the 14 October 2018.
October 7, Nurmagomedov defended the title, beating McGregor in the fourth round at UFC 229. After the fight Nurmagomedov jumped the cage and got into a fight with the coach of the Irish JIU-jitsu Dillon Denis. In the octagon at this time a brawl broke out involving friends of the Russians and McGregor. For participating in the riots Nurmagomedov and McGregor got disqualified for an indefinite period.
Emelianenko will fight for the title of champion of Bellator in heavy weight. The rival of the Russian — American Ryan Bader. The fight will be in Las Vegas on January 26.
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