"I've received sad news, friends, that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has left this world," Kadyrov wrote on Telegram messenger, saying he was expressing the condolences of the "whole Chechen people."
Walking away at the peak of his career, undefeated UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, 32, announced his retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje on Saturday as the Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the UAE capital for another Fight Island spectacle.
Retired UFC champion attacks the French president’s comments over Islam in the wake of the recent attacks.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz goes for his second successful title defense when he takes on No. 1 ranked contender Glover Teixeira.
As the UFC returns to its international home in Abu Dhabi for UFC 267: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira, event organisers UFC and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have lined up an intriguing interim title fight as the co-main event as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.
The event series, which includes UFC 253 and UFC 254, will be the first time that two UFC numbered events have taken place in the same city consecutively outside Las Vegas.
UFC 267 is headlined by two highly anticipated world championship bouts. Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz goes for his second successful title defense when he takes on No. 1 ranked contender Glover Teixeira.