Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to arrest of cousin and Bellator MMA fighter Usman Nurmagomedov in Russia


Khabib Nurmagomedov gave his opinion on the arrest of his cousin Usman Nurmagomedov in Russia. In particular, ‘The Eagle’ asserted that Usman “must be responsible for his actions.”

At a recent press conference promoting his organization Eagle FC MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov was asked about Usman’s recent car crash and the legal issues that arose out of it. When asked by a reporter about his family’s reaction to the problem and whether he had offered his cousin any advice on how to handle the situation, Khabib said:

“Of course we had conversations. We have them now. The commission of inquiry took care of it. I did not go. I didn’t call anyone. I didn’t ask anyone. Each person must be responsible for their actions. It doesn’t matter if it’s Khabib, or Nagornyi, or someone else, or Usman. I don’t know what to answer you. You know the authorities have made statements. You can find all the information on the web. It is open. Do you mean our family reaction?

Responding to the reporter suggesting that Khabib Nurmagomedov supported and advised Usman Nurmagomedov during this difficult time, Khabib said:

“Yes… Believe me, it is very difficult to resolve a problem with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s commission of inquiry. It’s even difficult to talk to him. The measures were, first, quite severe, second, fair. I don’t think you need to know the details… Thank you.

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov respond to the arrest of Usman Nurmagomedov in Russia in the video below (* courtesy of translation: YouTube channel Fights Flashback):

Bellator statement on the arrest of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Usman

The incident and arrest involving Usman Nurmagomedov took place in Russia in November. As reported by TASS, Usman and his friend Kamal Idrisov were arrested at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Russia. They were arrested after allegedly running over and injuring a policeman at Kaspiysk airport.

In addition, as reported MMA Fight, Bellator MMA issued the following statement in response to Usman’s arrest in Russia:

“The Promotion has been made aware of the situation involving Usman Nurmagomedov and is collecting information and has no further comments at this time.”

Usman Nurmagomedov, 23, has been touted by many as a future Bellator lightweight champion and someone who could potentially reach great heights of success in the UFC as well. Meanwhile, Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA in October 2020.

The former UFC lightweight champion said his farewell to MMA with an undefeated professional record of 29-0 and is hailed as one of the greatest fighters of all time. At the moment, Khabib Nurmagomedov has a successful career as an entrepreneur and part-time coach.

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