Nurmagomedov explained the failure to carry the Russian flag before the fight
Khabib Nurmagomedov said at a press conference before the UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow, which does not consider the refusal to take before fighting the flag of their country with lack of patriotism. The recording of the press conference is accessibleand on the YouTube channel UFC Russia.
In late October, the ex-champion of UFC in two weight categories Irishman Conor McGregor accused Nurmagomedov in contempt of Russia due to the fact that he can’t stand the national flag in the octagon.
«People who carry flags, as they say, represent their homeland. I unlike them don’t rape women, don’t hit old men, do not encourage people to drink alcohol. I’m kind of representing their country. Do not think that if you’re not wearing a flag, you’re not a patriot,» said Nurmagomedov.
In early November, the court fined McGregor, who always brings to the battle flag of Ireland, for the attack on an elderly man in the pub. The victim refused to drink the offered fighter whiskey.
Also McGregor this year, twice accused of sexual violence. All charges Irish rejected.
On the UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow Khabib Nurmagomedov will second his cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov. The competition will be held on Saturday, November 9, at «CSKA Arena.»
UFC 163 Fight Night will be the third in the history of the promotion tournament in Russia. The first of these was held in September 2018 at the Olympics. In April 2019, the UFC held a tournament at the Petersburg sports complex «Yubileiny».