Photo: Press service of the head of Dagestan

Kirill Sidelnikov, multiple champion of Russia and Europe in mixed martial arts, did not see malicious intent in Nurmagamedov’s post

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Photo: Press service of the head of Dagestan

The words of Khabib Nurmagomedov about the situation with the beaten passenger in the metro are a common joke, Russian professional mixed martial arts fighter Kirill Sidelnikov told RBC Sport.

“I think this is a joke, if you do not take some nationalistic moments, then this is just a joke. On the one hand, this is a joke, but on the other, it is a kind of satire on what happened in the subway. I don’t see anything wrong with that, he wasn’t joking with the government, ”Sidelnikov said.

He also criticized former fighter Oleg Taktarov, who insulted Nurmagomedov for his words about the beaten passenger. “Oleg is just starting to hype on this topic, raising a buch. Oleg is already an adult man, he must somehow behave more seriously. And he sends three letters, raises some kind of hype on this. Oleg just decided to remind everyone that he still exists and he still exists, ”the fighter concluded.

Nurmagomedov joked about his former rival Irishman Conor McGregor: the fighter in his Instagram Stories posted a photo of McGregor with the caption: “Where is my medal from Bastrykin? Dagestanis also beat me up with a crowd! ” The last sentence related to his victorious battle against the Irishman. Then, after the battle, a fight broke out between the Dagestani fighters on the one hand and the McGregor team.

Mixed martial arts veteran Oleg Taktarov also reacted to Nurmagamedov’s joke. “Khabib goes to hell, just goes to hell” – said Taktarov MMA.Metaratings.

On October 4, a fight broke out on the stretch between the Partizanskaya and Pervomayskaya stations. In a train carriage, three men beat passenger Roman Kovalev after he stood up for a girl who asked the young people to stop making noise and swearing. During the fight, Kovalev’s nose was broken, and he also received an eye injury. The attackers Magamaali Khanmagomedov, Ibragim Musalaev and Hasan Zalibekov were detained.

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