The UFC lightweight bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor slated for October 6 is expected to be one of the biggest tickets in MMA history.
With all the attention pointed his way, Nurmagomedov chose a bad time to post his buffoonery on social media.
Khabib Nurmagomedov posts video mocking homeless
Nurmagomedov recently posted video of his cousin and fellow MMA fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov degrading what appear to be homeless people on the streets.
What are your thoughts on this video posted by Khabib of him and his cousin paying homeless people to do press ups for money… 🤔
Personally we feel it's disgusting and degrading.. Especially them constantly laughing at those involved.. 😡 pic.twitter.com/msE5i9ureE
— The MMA Bible (@TheMMABible) August 6, 2018
Where the video takes place isn’t clear, but what is apparent is Khabib’s cousin paying homeless men to perform pushups as Khabib laughs behind the camera.
At one point, Abubakar holds out cash for a man before snatching it back and demanding that he perform more. It’s middle-school bully level stuff.
Khabib deleted the post, but not before The MMA Bible was able to capture the video for its Twitter feed.
MMA community critical of Nurmagomedov’s video
The response from the MMA community has been critical.
Belgian UFC fighter Cindy Dandois said the scene “pains my heart.”
It pains my heart to see a man who talks about God all the time, act like this!
— Cindy Dandois (@DandoisCindy) August 7, 2018
British bantamweight Nathaniel Wood had a similar reaction.
This makes me sad 😔
— Nathaniel wood (@TheProspectMMA) August 7, 2018
Swedish UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson called the behavior “disgusting.”
Disgusting behaviour. People may think this is harmless but this is taking away dignety from a person that is in a struggle and you laugh about it. He see people doing pushups everyday without laughing. But he thinks it is funny because there is a poor homeless man?!?!
— jack hermansson (@jackthejokermma) August 7, 2018
Judging by his removal of the video, Khabib probably isn’t feeling too good about his behavior in the video either.
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