Habib, Nurmagomedova: USA Today Sports / Reuters
American fighter mixed martial (MMA) Cheyl Sonnen commented on the disqualification of the Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. The corresponding video released on the YouTube channel of a fighter.
41-year-old American explained why the Athletic Commission of Nevada has decided to fine Nurmagomedov 500 thousand dollars. According to him, members of the Commission come from fee fighters for the battle and decided to punish the Russians for 25 percent of the two million dollars for the fight against the Irishman Conor McGregor.
Sonnen also noted that, in the case of long pauses in speeches, the management of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) may deprive Nurmagomedov for the title of champion of the organization in the lightweight division. On January 30, the Manager of the fighter Rizvan Magomedov said that 30-year-old Russian does not intend to exercise the option to reduce the period of Ineligibility from nine to six months. Nurmagomedov thus demonstrating solidarity with their seconds: Abubakar Nurmagomedov and zubayra tukhugov was suspended from the sport for a year.
On 29 January, the Commission announced its decision regarding Nurmagomedov and McGregor. Unlike the Russians, McGregor will pay 50 thousand dollar fine.
7 October 2018 athletes were involved in riots after their title fight at UFC 229. Defeating McGregor, Nurmagomedov jumped over the cage and attacked the coach of the Irish JIU-jitsu Dillon Denis. McGregor participated in the fight with the second Russian fighter.
Nurmagomedov — Russia’s first UFC champion. On account of his 27 victories in MMA and no defeats.
Video, photo All from Russia.