Khabib Nurmagomedov gets hero’s welcome in Russia after UFC 229 win

Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero's welcome on his return to Russia after his UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor on Saturday.


Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome on his return to Russia after his UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor on Saturday.

Nurmagomedov, 30, was greeted by large crowds at Anzhi-arena in Makhachkala on Monday ahead of an official ceremony to mark his fourth-round stoppage of McGregor in Las Vegas.

The unbeaten fighter showed off his UFC lightweight title belt and posed next to his father Abdulmanap during the ceremony, which was observed by his loyal supporters as well as local dignitaries.