World MMA. For Khabib Nurmagomedov, Emmanuel Macron is “junk”
Important figures in the UFC say Justin Gaethje will be the toughest test of Khabib Nurmagomedov's entire career
Gaethje "has the perfect style" to beat Nurmagomedov, UFC boss Dana White said. But Khabib can win if he bullies Justin, according to Dustin Poirier.The UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov, who is undefeated as a pro MMA fighter after 28 fights, defends his record and his title at Saturday's UFC 254 event, the finale of UFC's second residency on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
World lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov attacked French President Emmanuel Macron and his “followers” on Friday for defending the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
The now retired, has taken on Emmanuel Macron violently. Originally from Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia, he posted on his Instagram account, followed by 25 million people, a photograph of the French leader with a shoe print drawn on his face.
"May the Almighty disfigure this filth and all his followers who in the name of freedom of expression insult the faith of more than a billion and a half Muslims" , wrote the sportsman, in a message in Russian and Arab. "Believe me, these provocations will have serious consequences for them because the pious always have the last word" , continued Khabib Nurmagomedov, 32, who announced Sunday his retirement from sports to keep a promise made to his mother.
UFC 254 odds, prediction, betting trends for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
Here is where you should lean in the lightweight title unification fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.The main event has lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim lightweight titleholder Justin Gaethje meeting in a title unification bout. The co-main event has former middleweight champion and No. 1-ranked Robert Whittaker taking on No. 2-ranked Jared Cannonier.
Emmanuel Macron defended the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad after an Islamist assassination of a French professor in mid-October, who showed one of the cartoons during a course on freedom of expression. Since then, protests against Mr. Macron and calls to boycott French products have taken place in predominantly Muslim countries.
On Tuesday, the leader of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, had already violently criticized Emmanuel Macron, treating him as "terrorist" who "secretly calls on Muslims to commit crimes" . The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo published the cartoons in 2006 after their publication by a Danish daily angered many Muslims around the world, and was the victim in 2015 of a jihadist attack that killed 12 people.
'There's a good chance' Khabib Nurmagomedov will make a sensational comeback and fight again, UFC boss Dana White said .
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