Khabib wants fighters to start doing more with their money
The Dagestan fighter made the comments after his victory at UFC 242
Khabib Nurmagomedov has called on fighters to do more with their money than spend it on luxuries like expensive cars and jewellery.
Speaking to media after his victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, Nurmagomedov hit out at fighters earning millions and not using that money for good.
Not long after he announced he would donate the proceeds from the sale of a t-shirt from the defeated Poirier's, which he wore in The Octagon, to charity.
"Why I wear this t-shirt - I know Dustin does a lot of charity work. Guys, make sure... I'm going to sell this t-shirt and all this money [I get for it], I'm going to send Dustin Poirier. This is what I want.
"Why? Because we have so much respect between us."
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"We're famous, we have money," said the UFC lightweight champion, "but we can help people. Why not?
"If you have money in your hand, this is very good. But if your money goes in your mind, this is very bad.
"This is why we have to stay focused, stay humble, help people."
"I'm gonna put this this t-shirt on Instagram and I am going to sell this... all the money will be sent to @DustinPoirier, towards his charity funds."@TeamKhabib wants fighters to do more with their money than buy expensive cars.
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— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) September 9, 2019
Let us hope that Khabib Nurmagomedov follows through on his commendable words with equally commendable actions.