Nurmagomedov joked about McGregor, referring to a case of an attack on a passenger in the Moscow metro. How they reacted to the joke – in the material of RBC
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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov posted on Instagram a photo of his former rival Irishman Conor McGregor with the caption: “Where is my medal from Bastrykin? Dagestanis also beat me up with a crowd! “
The fight mentioned by Nurmagomedov took place in the Moscow metro on October 4. Then, in the train carriage of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line, three men beat up passenger Roman Kovalev, after he stood up for a girl who asked young people to stop making noise and swearing. In the fight, the passenger’s nose was broken, he also received an eye injury. The attackers Magamaali Khanmagomedov, Ibragim Musalaev and Hasan Zalibekov were detained. The head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin presented Kovalev with the “Valor and Courage” medal.
Oleg Taktarov, former MMA fighter
“Khabib goes to hell, just goes to hell, that’s all I can say about this situation,” – told Taktarov MMA Metaratings.
Kamil Hajiyev, sports functionary
“I think Khabib thought well before posting this story. This is his position. He did not do it by accident, he did it deliberately. But again, the question is who this joke is directed at. If on Conor, then he once again reminded him of himself. If in the direction of the authorities, then Khabib does not agree with their decision to reward the victim. And I don’t think that everyone should agree with them. I repeat: it is absurd to reward people for what any man should do in their place, ”- stated Hajiyev “Match TV”.
Svetlana Zhurova, State Duma deputy
“I have an assumption that it was not Khabib himself who wrote it, but his press service did their best. At least I want to believe it. Probably, they thought it was funny, but, in fact, it is not funny at all. This joke is completely inappropriate. It is clear that they wanted to trick McGregor, but in this case it turns out to be ambiguous, ” said Zhurov website Sport24.
Conor McGregor, UFC fighter
“Bastrykin! Where is the medal of the dodged Khabib? He needed her before “, – wrote Irishman on Twitter.
Dmitry Guberniev, sports commentator
“This is a very strange joke. I don’t really understand what caused it. We must ask Khabib “, – told commentator for Match TV.
Nikolai Valuev, WBA heavyweight champion and ex-State Duma deputy
“I don’t think that Khabib somehow tried to support these hooligans who beat a man in the subway. This is completely illogical and does not fit in my head. It’s just that the wording of the publication itself turned out to be ambiguous and can be deciphered in different ways. The words were chosen unsuccessfully, hence the resonance “, – said Valuev Sport.24.