Khabib Nurmagomedov Stops Buggy To Greet Disabled Fans In Classy Gesture
Khabib Nurmagomedov quite rightly got a lot of flak for the way he conducted himself after his UFC 229 defeat of Conor McGregor but people will look at him in a different light when they see the classy gesture he produced this weekend.
The UFC Lightweight champion was back in his homeland to watch his team, Anzhi Makhachkala, take on CSKA Moscow, in a Russian League game.
'The Eagle' was paraded around the pitch ahead of the game and even had the honour of getting the match underway at the Anzhi Arena.
Khabib has inaugurated tonight's game between Anzhi and CSKA in Makhachkala. That's something that happens once in life:heart_eyes_cat: pic.twitter.com/H8wDrFSjwN
- Stefano Conforti (@confortistefano) October 19, 2018
¡Todos aplauden al campeón! Khabib paseó con su cinturón de campeón en el estadio del #Anzhi, en la previa del duelo ante el #CSKAMoscú en la Premier de Rusia. pic.twitter.com/XXKqscfQcN
- Leandro Pachielat :soccer: (@LPpachielat) October 21, 2018
Las mejores postales del homenaje del Anzhi a Khabib Nurmagomedov en Daguestán tras su victoria ante McGregor en la UFC. El peleador ruso vivió un día inolvidable en el club de sus amores, aunque el resultado del partido terminó siendo negativo: derrota 2-0 ante CSKA Moscú. pic.twitter.com/nSpajI2Z04
- SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) October 19, 2018
He was decked out in his own Anzhi shirt with 'Khabib #27' on the back as well as being driven around the stadium on a buggy just before the game, with fans applauding him.
And when some disabled supporters shouted his name, the Dagistani fighter asked the driver to stop before hopping out and sharing an embrace with some wheelchair-bound fans in a wonderful gesture.
Khabib telling the buggy to stop so he can speak to disabled fans. What a man :raised_hands::heart: pic.twitter.com/LOP2z7nkIZ
- James John (@JamesJohn2427) October 21, 2018
Just fantastic stuff from the undefeated UFC star. He went out of his way to speak to the fans and they were buzzing as a result.
He lost the plot in Las Vegas after all the bad blood between himself and McGregor, but he does genuinely seem like a nice fella and showed that here.