Khabib Nurmagomedov ruins press conference in Moscow
UFC Lightweight Champion left a building of Rossiya Segodnya news agency, having not entered the press conference room.
Russian professional mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov has refused to take part in a press conference at Rossiya Segodnya news agency. The event was arranged by a sponsor of the professional athlete - a company Premier Beverages that produces energy drinks Gorilla Energy.
Nurmagomedov arrived at the building of the news agency, but left it, having not explained why and having not entered the press conference room. This information was confirmed by a chairman of the Board of Directors of Premier Beverages Igor Kim. The press conference is being broadcasted on the web site of RIA Novosti.
Gorilla Fighting Championship (GFC) Featherweight Champion Umar Nurmagomedov and GFC Bantamweight Champion and co-founder of the promotion Tagir Ulanbekov are taking part in the press conference.
Host of the press conference Aleksander Zagorsky expressed hope that Nurmagomedov would join the event later. After that, he specified that the UFC Champion was going to visit Kremlin on Thursday.
In early September, Nurmagomedov defeated an American Dustin Poirier in a match in Adu Dhabi, having applied a chokehold on him during the third round. As a result, Nurmagomedov defended the title of UFC Lightweight Champion that he had won in April, 2018.
Nurmagomedov has 28 wins and no losses as a mixed martial artist. He earned $6 million on the match against Poirier. Thus, the Russian mixed martial artist received the largest fee in the history of UFC.