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Russia: UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov arrives in hometown after victory over Poirier

Russian Federation
September 12, 2019 at 12:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov arrived in his hometown of Mahachkala, Dagestan on Thursday after the victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi last Saturday.

“We didn’t want too much excitement so that many people would come to the airport. That’s why I arrived at night. However, we are going to set up a proper meeting for our countrymen, ” said Nurmagomedov.

He was welcomed by the Head of the Government of Dagestan Artem Zdunov and a dancing group.

After beating Poirier, Nurmagomedov now holds an impressive 28-0 record.

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Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov arrived in his hometown of Mahachkala, Dagestan on Thursday after the victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi last Saturday.

“We didn’t want too much excitement so that many people would come to the airport. That’s why I arrived at night. However, we are going to set up a proper meeting for our countrymen, ” said Nurmagomedov.

He was welcomed by the Head of the Government of Dagestan Artem Zdunov and a dancing group.

After beating Poirier, Nurmagomedov now holds an impressive 28-0 record.

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