Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov during a meeting in Makhachkala, Russia. Photos: EPA

UFC: Khabib and Vladimir Putin throw shade at Conor McGregor as Russian president praises chokehold

  • Russian president congratulates UFC lightweight champion in Makhachkala meeting after win over Dustin Poirier
  • Khabib says he fought opponent who ‘respected me’, and Putin responds: ‘A top-level athlete is supposed to be like that’
Topic |   Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov during a meeting in Makhachkala, Russia. Photos: EPA
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Georges St-Pierre says he is retired after beating Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 217. Photo: AP

Khabib facing Georges St-Pierre next, not Tony Ferguson, says UFC champion’s manager

  • ‘Tony doesn’t get what he wants, we get what Khabib wants,’ says Ali Abdelaziz
  • A fight with Georges St-Pierre ‘would make a lot more money, a lot more headlines, and people will care more’
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Georges St-Pierre says he is retired after beating Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 217. Photo: AP
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