‘We Associate Friday With Something Else’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov Silences Journalist During a Press Conference

Published 08/19/2021, 2:29 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia is interviewed after his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Khabib Nurmagomedov last competed in the UFC back in October 2020. The fighter faced Justin Gaethje at the UFC 254 event and won the fight via a 2nd round submission. Since then, the fighter has been retired and has dwelled in various other personal and business ventures.

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However, even though ‘The Eagle’ has retired, he still remains one of the most talked-about fighters in MMA. Recently Nurmagomedov appeared for an interview where he was asked about his nightclub experience and whether he goes to clubs on Friday nights.

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Nurmagomedov quickly responded to the question and silenced the journalist with his answer. He said, “When was the last time I went to a nightclub on a Friday? We associate Friday with something else, with the mosque, not nightclubs. I don’t go to clubs.”

“And the rest day, my friends always blame me for not having any rest. Not so long ago, my cousin Usman was planning to go on vacation. But I talked to him and he realized it was too early for him to rest.”

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‘The Eagle’ was quick to point that he does not associate Friday with clubbing. Rather, he talked about how Friday for him is an auspicious day that he associates with the mosque.

The Legacy of Khabib Nurmagomedov

There have been a plethora of great fighters who have been a part of UFC over the years. There have been greats like Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, and Jon Jones, any of whom can lay the claim to be the greatest of all time.

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However, what sets ‘The Eagle’ aside is his ability to dominate any opponent he faced. The fighter never seemed to be in any trouble against any opponent he faced. Add to the fact that Nurmagomedov ended his career without losing any fight in his career, and one can see why he is considered one of the greatest to be a part of MMA.

Do you think Khabib Nurmagomedov is the greatest fighter in UFC history? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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