Tuesday, July 23, 2024

MMA. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s training center raided after attack in Russia


The investigation is progressing after a series of terrorist attacks in Russia on Sunday, June 23, that killed at least 20 people. On Friday 28 June, Russian police launched a massive search operation across Dagestan, the Russian republic in the North Caucasus where the attacks took place. The searches hit the training room of a local MMA club owned by star Khabib Nurmagomedov and linked to people involved in terrorist activities.

“Should I really condemn this? »

Hours after the attack, Russian authorities identified one of the terrorists as Gadzhimurad Kagirov, a former MMA professional. For several months he attended the training room of the Eagles MMA club owned by Khabib Nurmagomedov in Derbent. Considered one of the best fighters in the history of his sport, “The Eagle” was quick to respond after revelations about links between the striker and his MMA club. Khakirov « There was a training camp (au club Eagles) For a few months, in 2021, but he was not a full member of the team »Assisted by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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« Entering a church and killing the worshipers because they follow a different religion…do I really have to condemn this? It is inhumane and cruel act », the former UFC lightweight champion continued. Russian media Interfax Eagles MMA notes that all documents at the club were checked by authorities during the raid. The case is still ongoing.

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