Khabib Nurmagomedov said that his brother Abubakar settled the conflict with the fighter Chimaev
MOSCOW, 24 Oct – Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said his cousin Abubakar settled the conflict with the Swedish fighter of Chechen origin Khamzat Chimaev after a fight at the UFC 280 tournament.
The brawl took place in Abu Dhabi after the victory of Russian Islam Makhachev in a fight for the lightweight title against Brazilian Charles Oliveira. Chimaev and Nurmagomedov stood shaking hands and had a dialogue, then Chimaev suddenly pushed Nurmagomedov, a fight broke out, security officers had to intervene in it.
“I hope that in the future we will only meet on good occasions. Islam has won the belt now. Hamzat can do it next. I want us to meet again when Hamzat wins the title. Not for these conversations, but to wash one more champion. I hope that such incidents will never happen again, “added the ex-UFC champion.
Earlier, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, assured that there was no quarrel between Chimaev and Nurmagomedov.