Sheikh Hamdan captioned the images with an eagle emoji. Khabib is known as the Eagle.
Cementing his legacy Khabib Nurmagomedov maintained his unbeaten streak with a third-round submission win over interim titleholder Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 at the iconic The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
After unifying the UFC lightweight title with a third-round submission win over interim champion Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov looks forward to return to Abu Dhabi to fight again.
A contingent of UFC’s biggest stars have lauded Abu Dhabi’s potential to further enrich the global domination of the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation.
“That’s why you the best in the world. Thank you so much Cristiano. You make my brother Ali Amir happy,” Khabib wrote for the great footballer.
April is crucial for UFC with a much-anticipated bout between reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson is slated for April 18.
The main event of Saturday’s UFC 249 card in Florida is billed as being for the interim lightweight title but Tony Ferguson says he should be considered the real champion if he beats opponent Justin Gaethje.
UFC President Dana White has vowed that the Middle East’s “well-educated” fans will continue to witness “massive fights” in Abu Dhabi as he embarks on educating the world on the UAE capital as a premier UFC destination.
"It's a very difficult situation. I personally have over 20 relatives... who were in intensive care. Many of them are not with us anymore. Many of my acquaintances are dead," Nurmagomedov said.