Khabib Nurmagomedov meets Chechen ‘warlord’ who AMBUSHED Mohamed Salah at World Cup

Nurmagomedov returned to Russia this week having caused controversy in Las Vegas following his fourth-round stoppage of McGregor.

The Dagestan native leaped into the crowd to trade blows with one of McGregor’s team-mates, Dillon Danis.

A number of Nurmagomedov’s own team also attacked McGregor in the post-fight melee.

Nurmagomedov is back on home soil and has already met with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

And footage has emerged of the UFC superstar also dining with Mr Kadyrov.

Mr Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has been accused of numerous human rights abuses over the years including a crackdown of the LGBT community which has allegedly involved torture and summary executions.

He has also stated his approval of honour killings, and believes women to be the property of their husbands.

A big fan of UFC, he was spotted at a fight in Moscow in September, and is closely associated with Nurmagomedov.

In footage released on Nurmagomedov’s own instagram account on Friday, the UFC fighter is seen greeting Mr Kadyrov and dining with him.

And it is not the first time Mr Kadyrov has been spotted with a high-profile sports person this year.

Back in the summer he was at the World Cup in Russia.

“Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic! That’s right!” Kadyrov wrote on social media.

“I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team.”

Salah considered quitting the Egypt national side over the incident, as he was unwilling to be used as a political pawn.

Nurmagomedov’s heritage had been a controversial point in the build-up to the showdown last weekend, with McGregor often referring to it.

branded Nurmagomedov’s father a “coward” for meeting Mr Kadyrov.

”The Chechen people know what I’m talking about when I called this man a coward.

“When I called his father a quivering coward.

“Him and Kadyrov were at a mosque together, and he posts a picture of Kadyrov on his Instagram.

“Kadyrov’s the Chechen dictator, a crazy man, don’t get me wrong. But, Khabib’s father posts a picture of Kadyrov at his mosque and the caption is, ‘Together we are stronger.’”

”It’s such fake respect and fear.”

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