Khabib Nurmagomedov Berated After His Attempt to Boycott Colby Covington in the UFC

Published 03/24/2022, 10:51 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 05: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia speaks to the media during the UFC seasonal press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington took their matter outside the UFC Octagon. With the sudden escalation in the beef between the welterweight superstars, the whole MMA community got shook. Some fighters gave their opinion on the matter, and Khabib Nurmagomedov was not behind.


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The undefeated lightweight is not an unknown entity when it comes to outside the octagon brawls.


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‘The Eagle’ shared his views on the controversial matter and had outrageous advice for the welterweight division. Hence, the fans were quick to jump against Nurmagomedov’s idea.

Fans questioned Nurmagomedov‘s comment about insulting someone’s family and suggested that Covington only insulted ‘Gamebred’ and not his family.

Some believed Nurmagomedov justifying Masvidal‘s actions does not go as a good lesson for the kids.

Also, a fan offered that, according to Nurmagomedov’s comments, it justifies Conor McGregor‘s dolly stunt before the UFC 223.

Furthermore, a fan believed Nurmagomedov provided the wrong narrative of the entire situation.

Also, some fans believed the tweet came from Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz. That said, the take was not received gladly by the fans.

Thus, from pointing out Covington not disrespecting Masvidal’s kids, to Masvidal allegedly jumping ‘Chaos’ from behind, fans dismissed the Dagestani fighters’ opinion.


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However, it would be interesting to see what’s the response of the welterweight fighters who were actually advised by Nurmagomedov.

Khabib Nurmagomedov suggested 165 lbs is Eagle FC exclusive

A few weeks, Rafael dos Anjos was looking for an opponent after Rafael Fiziev pulled out of the main event fight due to injuries. ‘RDA’ called for a potential showdown against Islam Makhachev, who was coming off the main event victory against Bobby Green.


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Since the fight was at a short notice and that too for a five rounds contest, RDA wanted to fight Makhachev at 165 lbs. Thus, he went to his Twitter to call out Makhachev about the same. However, Nurmagomedov replied to RDA and said, “165lbs division only in EagleFC”

RDA eventually fought Renato Moicano at UFC 272. Meanwhile, the first 165 lbs fight between Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez went down at Eagle FC 46.


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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.