Vladimir Putin praises ‘tough’ Nurmagomedov for UFC title defense

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments MOST READ Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City In comments reported by state news agencies, Putin told Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov: “I want to congratulate you on your son’s win. A worthy fight. A strong, tough fighter.”Putin adds he thought the rear naked choke Nurmagomedov used to win the fight was “a classic chokehold” and “completely fair.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Nurmagomedov moved to 28-0 with the win, his first fight since beating Conor McGregor in October 2018. Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, speaks after wining against UFC fighter Dustin Poirier, of Lafayette, La., during Lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 242, in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday , Sept.7 2019. (AP Photo/ Mahmoud Khaled)MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Khabib Nurmagomedov as a “strong, tough fighter” after the unbeaten Russian retained his UFC lightweight title.Putin met with Nurmagomedov and the fighter’s father Abdulmanap in Russia on Thursday, and said he watched Saturday’s win by submission over Dustin Poirier.ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LATEST STORIES Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Spikers’ Turf: Perpetual sweeps pool C, Cignal still unscathedlast_img read more