Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov Issues an Official Decree Against Colby Covington for Pressing Charges on Jorge Masvidal: “All Welterweights Should Refuse to Fight Colby”

Published 03/24/2022, 5:38 AM EDT
MOSCOW, RUSSIA FEBRUARY 9, 2021: MMA fighter, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov attends EFC 33 Eagle Fighting Championship at Irina Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov lashed out at #1 welterweight contender Colby Covington for pressing charges against his friend turned bitter foe Jorge Masvidal.

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Although Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC altogether, ‘The Eagle’ always keeps his eye on what is going on in the Las Vegas-based promotion. Recently, ‘Chaos’ and ‘Gamebred’ met inside the octagon to put an end to years of conflict. Masvidal lost that bout via a unanimous decision.

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However, it looked like the BMF still had unresolved issues with Covington. Hence, he ambushed him in Miami and got into trouble.

Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov wasn’t fond of Covington pressing charges on Masvidal and urged the entire welterweight roster to boycott him.

“If you are stronger than someone inside the octagon, it does not mean that you can insult his children. No one has the right to insult someone’s family. Once you have gone down this path, then be ready to back up your words.”

“You were attacked by professional fighter, the same as you are, your own size, and you go press charges against him to the police? I think all welterweights should refuse to fight Colby, just don’t accept fights with him, let him sit without a fight, it will probably significantly affect him and all fighters who even think of insulting families, who is provoking the fighters to look for someone in restaurants to deal with him.”

Nurmagomedov’s reaction to the incident is surprising, but he has always maintained that there are some things that should never enter the fight game.

Paddy Pimblett calls Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘Karen’

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UFC London star Paddy Pimblett once called Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘Karen’ for his behavior with ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ Mike Tyson on his podcast.

“He’s the ‘Karen’ of the MMA world now. He’s always complaining about stuff. I just don’t understand how you can moan about no cannabis on a podcast. What’s called ‘Hot Boxin with Mike Tyson.’ That’s what ‘Hot boxing’ is. Smoking cannabis in a car with the windows all wound up.”

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What are your thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s reaction to the whole Covington-Masvidal incident? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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