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Russia: Putin praises Khabib’s ‘spectacular victory’ over Dustin Poirier

Russian Federation, Makhachkala
September 12, 2019 at 19:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on his UFC 242 victory over Dustin Poirer, while meeting with the fighter in Makhachkala on Thursday.

“I felt as always in locker room, I felt as always before leaving, but when I started to come in I saw relatives, felt support and also felt pressure. I thought then I haven’t felt such pressure for long time,” admitted Nurmagomedov.

“I congratulate you. It was great fight. Honest and beautiful, spectacular victory. Congratulations,” said Russian president.

After beating Poirier in Abu Dhabi on September 7, Nurmagomedov’s undefeated streak continued and his Mixed Martial Arts record now stands at 28-0.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on his UFC 242 victory over Dustin Poirer, while meeting with the fighter in Makhachkala on Thursday.

“I felt as always in locker room, I felt as always before leaving, but when I started to come in I saw relatives, felt support and also felt pressure. I thought then I haven’t felt such pressure for long time,” admitted Nurmagomedov.

“I congratulate you. It was great fight. Honest and beautiful, spectacular victory. Congratulations,” said Russian president.

After beating Poirier in Abu Dhabi on September 7, Nurmagomedov’s undefeated streak continued and his Mixed Martial Arts record now stands at 28-0.

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