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American fighter mixed martial (MMA), Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts about the partner in the hall of the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), the Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. The words of the American broadcast BT Sport.
“He is so caring, so true. If you become his friend, someone close to you, he will be ready for you to die, literally,” said 40-year-old Cormier. He also admitted that his relationship with Nurmagomedov has changed after the success of the Russians in the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). “For me it is always the same humble guy, which words in English can not speak”, — said the fighter.
Cormier and Nurmagomedov at AKA train under the guidance of Javier Mendez. Also in California preparing for fights and other members of the Eagles MMA — Islam Makhachev, Umar Nurmagomedov, Haji Rabadanov.
19 April, Russian fighter will fight against the American Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. Nurmagomedov will defend the belt of champion of the organization lightweight title in a fight against a former winner of the interim title.
Cormier is a former champion of UFC in heavy weight. He also previously led the rankings UFC fighters without taking into account weight categories.
Video, photo All from Russia.