Habib Nurmagomedova: said tsarnaev / RIA Novosti
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Khabib Nurmagomedov at the press conference, the UFC said that was most important to him in the upcoming fight with American Dustin Pore. It has been broadcast on the YouTube championship channel.
“The most important thing a father can come and see my fight. He doesn’t have a US visa, and because of this he missed a lot of my fights. Now he sees the fight sold out all the tickets,” said Nurmagomedov.
The fighter said that it is very important the support of the father. “He was never there. The last time my father was at my fight in 2011. Now he will be able to help me in training”, he added.
Nurmagomedov will return to the octagon on September 7. He will fight with Pore in Abu Dhabi in the tournament UFC 242.
For Nurmagomedov the fight will be the second title defense. In the first the protection of a Dagestani defeated the Irishman Conor McGregor. Because of the involvement in the brawl after the fight, Nurmagomedov got nine months suspended.
Pore — holder belt interim champion of the UFC lightweight title. In the battle for the title he defeated compatriot max Holloway at UFC 236.
In the asset Nurmagomedov 27 wins in 27 matches. Pore scored 25 victories and suffered five defeats. One fight with its participation was recognized invalid.
Video, photo All from Russia.