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06th Dec 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov sparks outrage with comments on women in MMA

Jack O'Toole

UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has said that women should do their fighting at home.

Nurmagomedov was asked on stage about what advice he would have for female fighters looking to make a career in mixed martial arts and he said that ‘women should do their fighting in the home’ before adding that they should ‘finish their husband all the time’.

It’s not the first time Nurmagomedov has landed himself in hot water after he was previously filmed paying a homeless man money to do push ups in the street.

Khabib can be heard laughing in the background as the man completes the task and gets back to his feet.

Nurmagomedov continues to laugh as another man, who is tagged in the story as his cousin, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, interacts with the homeless man.

Abubakar then jokingly gets into a fight stance as the man gestures towards him.

The Dagestani fighter is also set to sit before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday for a disciplinary hearing following his post-fight melee at UFC 229 where he scaled the fence of the Octagon to attack Conor McGregor’s teammates.

McGregor is also scheduled to be at the hearing however he has requested a continuance in his pending case.

The commission granted McGregor’s request, meaning he will not be in Las Vegas next Monday nor will his case regarding his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl be discussed at the scheduled hearing.

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Nurmagomedov, who has yet to be paid half of his purse for UFC 229 after jumping out of the Octagon to confront Dillon Danis among others, is also not expected to be in Las Vegas for next week’s hearing but a continuance for the 30-year-old has yet to be confirmed.