VIDEO: Fan Tries To Attack Khabib Nurmagomedov in a Lobby

Published 08/25/2021, 1:51 PM EDT


Khabib Nurmagomedov was recently almost attacked by a fan. While ‘The Eagle’ was walking through a passage, a fan tried to break the security barrier running towards the Russian. Nurmagomedov was surprisingly limping on the clip as well. What exactly happened in the lobby incident needs more clarification.

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The former UFC lightweight champion is currently enjoying retirement. But, he remains one of the biggest fan favorites. But clearly, not everyone is an admirer of him. While the actions of the fan who tried to attack him are highly questionable, this goes to show that even UFC fighters need to be under security supervision, especially the biggest stars.

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Nurmagomedov is currently busy promoting his MMA organization, Eagle FC. He also bought the Gorilla Fighting Championship promotion with $1 Million recently.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is now a UFC shareholder

Nurmagomedov recently revealed at a press conference of the Gorilla Fighting Championship that he has bought shares of the UFC. Recently UFC’s parent company, Endeavour, was made public property. Nurmagomedov maximized on that and bought shares of the company. He is certainly making his mark in the business world as well.

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KAZAN, RUSSIA MAY 29, 2021: Retired MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who held the UFC Lightweight title from April 2018 to March 2021, talks to journalists at EFC 36 Eagle Fighting Championship at Tatneft Arena in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images)

He established his legacy as one of the best UFC fighters of all time during his career. He defeated the likes of Edson Barboza, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, Rafael dos Anjos, and more. The Dagestani retired with an incredible 29-0 record after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

Fans wanted to see him fight more. However, losing his father Abdulmanap because of coronavirus played a pivotal role in his decision. Khabib wanted to spend more time with his family. So, he decided to retire.

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The recent incident is not something his fans would have liked to see. Personalities like Nurmagomedov divide opinions. This is just a consequence of the same.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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