Fighter and UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov forces vagrants to do push-ups for money
Then he said that it was his old friend.
A video in which a Russian fighter and UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, together with his brother offered homeless people to do push-ups for money, caused a public stir. Not only ordinary users but also representatives of the world of mixed martial arts have reacted to it.
Thus, well-known MMA fighter Oleg Taktarov lashed Nurmagomedov and refused to get in touch with him, and Fedor Yemelyanenko, on the contrary, criticized the people who the bullying campaign against the athlete, writes Gazeta.Ru.
Father and coach of Khabib, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov explained what his son's behavior was caused by. According to the master of sports of the USSR in freestyle wrestling and the honored coach of Russia, it is beneficial for someone to hype this story.
Nurmagomedov Sr. also claimed Khabib had known the homeless man for three years.
"He has been communicating with this vagrant for the past three years, and each time he received something. And he asks for more and more money. When he is given $10, he asks for $20, when given $20, he requires $40. These $40 are given to him for exercises - jumping, push-ups, and he starts to bargain and asks for $100. This is the person that was in the video. My guys tell him every time that he should buckle down and begin to do sports, and he asks for money in return," Nurmagomedov Sr. said.
Of note, the scandal over push-ups of homeless people occurred against the backdrop of the recent announcement of the date of Nurmagomedov's battle against the famous Irishman Conor McGregor. The long-awaited duel will take place on October 6 in Las Vegas and will be the primary battle of the evening.