“I Hope There Was No Knife”- Khabib Nurmagomedov Details Incident With a Fan Trying to Attack Him

Published 09/06/2021, 12:38 AM EDT
MOSCOW, RUSSIA SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: Mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at the 2nd New Knowledge educational marathon (forum). The New Knowledge Forum runs from 1 to 3 September 2021 as a new school year begins in Russia. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom GeodakyanTASS via Getty Images)


Over the past few weeks, Khabib Nurmagomedov has found himself in the news regarding comments he had made on different issues. Earlier last week, a video emerged of a fan allegedly trying to attack ‘The Eagle’. 

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At the time when the video surfaced, the intentions of the attack were not known. Many speculated that the fan tried to attack Nurmagomedov due to his hesitancy to speak about the situation in Afghanistan while others believed it was because of the recent comments he made about the ring girls.  

However, it turns out that none of those speculations were true as Nurmagomedov himself clarified what exactly happened. He said, “He wanted a photo but he tripped.” ‘The Eagle’ shared his thoughts on rumors that the fan tried to attack him with a knife. He said, “Not at all, at least I hope that was not the case. It was a fan who was not let in. He saw me leave and ran up. He tripped but I did not see it, he was behind me. I hope there was no knife.”
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Khabib Nurmagomedov draws the ire of fans 

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The Eagle’ retired from actively competing in October last year. However, since then he has remained in the public eye. Nurmagomedov is still one of the biggest names in the sport and often makes appearances in different cities, promoting his various partners and business interests. ‘The Eagle’ is still extremely involved in the sport of MMA as he is now a coach to the likes of Islam Makhachev, Umar Nurmagomedov, and others. Thus far as a coach Nurmagomedov is undefeated just as he was as a fighter. 

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Nurmagomedov recently made comments which drew the ire of fans. He refused to comment on the situation in Afghanistan because of which he received a lot of hate on social media. Also ‘The Eagle’ commented on ring girls being the most useless thing in MMA, which further angered the fans. 

What did you make of the video initially? Did you also think that the fan was trying to attack Khabib Nurmagomedov? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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