Friday, September 21, 2018

"A look at the shady figures linked to UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov"


When Conor McGregor landed in New York City to take part in the UFC 229 press conference, many expected the brash Irishman to provide some entertaining banter in an attempt to promote his upcoming fight against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, few anticipated that the former two-division champion would call Nurmagomedov’s father a coward, his manager a “terrorist snitch,” or make light of the shady figures linked to the current UFC champion.


While McGregor’s decision to shed light on some of the more unsavoury aspects of Nurmagomedov’s career was likely an attempt at mind games ahead of the anticipated UFC 229 main event, it still brought attention to the questionable company he keeps, and the shady figures who have provided him with financial support during his career. From oligarchs to dictators and shady managers, Nurmagomedov has been linked to various concerning figures during the course of his illustrious career. This article will attempt to shed light on some of these questionable characters.