18 August 2018, 11:13
Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor fight causes fans' agio
The tickets to the fights of Khabib Nurmagomedov from Dagestan and Conor McGregor, an Irishman, at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the USA were sold out in three minutes.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 8, the Russian mixed-style fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta in New York and became the first Russian champion in the UFC history. The Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor fight at the UFC is scheduled for October 6.
Prior the fight with Iaquinta, Nurmagomedov had a conflict with McGregor, who insulted the Dagestani athlete. McGregor made an attack in New York on a bus with UFC fighters, in which Nurmagomedov was also sitting. In the attack, the fighter Michael Chiesa, who was supposed to fight against Al Iaquinta, received a cut with the glass, broken by McGregor.
The Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor fight scheduled for October 6 has caused the greatest stir in the UFC history. The "T-Mobile-Arena" in Las Vegas, where it will take place, accommodates 20,000 spectators. The tickets priced from 180 to 2212 euros, were sold out in three minutes, the "Interfax" has reported today.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, in the village of Sildi, Tsumadin District of Dagestan. His father and coach Adulmanap Nurmagomedov has trained 11 world champions in Combat Sambo. He has been coaching his son from childhood.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 18, 2018 at 07:33 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.