Khabib Nurmagomedov answered a question from a female fan at a public speaking appearance recently, causing roars of laughter and applause from the crowd.
The question related to any advice Khabib could give to fighters – and in particular female fighters – looking to get a career in mixed martial arts off the ground.
The UFC lightweight champion’s response was surprising to say the least. And while Nurmagomedov’s cultural background and beliefs no doubt informed his answer it was the reaction of the audience in general and the champ’s smirking throughout that gave the entire exchange a rather unpleasant feel.
Speaking at a media event during his ongoing world tour, Khabib had the following to say on the matter.
“Be a fighter inside your home.
“All the time, finish your husband.
“Smash him really bad.”
"Be a fighter inside your home. All the time, finish your husband." – Khabib to a woman asking advice on starting a fighting career. pic.twitter.com/7BN3KB3SRb
— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) December 6, 2018
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena