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