Khabib's background a bit shady?

In his post fight speech he begged Putin to stop the charges against his admittedly corrupt dagestani billionaire oligarch friend, what is the connection there?

What is Khabib really like, does anyone have any dirt on him?

I'll keep my opinions to myself about his crew and the vibe they give off...

You’ve been shitting on him and his crew for a week and now you’re going to be objective?

Stu Cazzo -

You’ve been shitting on him and his crew for a week and now you’re going to be objective?

It's his shtick. does it on the OG every day

Stu Cazzo -

You’ve been shitting on him and his crew for a week and now you’re going to be objective?

I don't know why you think I've been shitting on him, I was pretty vocal about him potentially mauling Tony and Max and Al. 

But thats besides the point, you're making this into something different than my original Op...which was focused on KHABIB's BACKGROUND. 

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/8/17212470/khabib-putin-oligarch-ziyavudin-magomedov-arrested-embezzlement-organized-crime-ufc-mma-news

On Saturday night, the UFC crowned its first Dagestani champion when Khabib Nurmagomedov secured the lightweight title with a unanimous decision victory against Al Iaquinta. However, while Nurmagomedov’s victory was a milestone for North Caucasus and Muslim fighters, he used his post-fight interview to make a political statement.

Following a standard post-fight interview, where Khabib thanked his father, coach Javier Mendez, and his management team in English, the newly minted champion finished off statement by appealing to Russian president Vladimir Putin to “help” Ziyavudin Magomedov, the oligarch who was arrested last week on embezzlement and organized crime charges.

”Our elder brother, co-owner of our team Ziyavudin Magomedov, is in a difficult situation,” Khabib said in Russian during the UFC 223 PPV. “He was very helpful to me and other athletes from Russia. Now he has problems, but I want him to know that we, the athletes, are praying for him. I believe that this situation will soon be resolved. I hope that our leader Vladimir Putin will help him. I want to congratulate him on the victory in the last election.”

Magomedov was arrested on March 31 and charged with embezzling over 2 billion rubles($35 million +), fraud, and the “organization of a criminal community.” According to Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Magomedov has been under investigation for several months to determine whether he embezzled money during the construction of a World Cup stadium in Kaliningrad, which his Summa Group company won the rights to build in 2014. He was denied bail and his awaiting his upcoming trial on May 30. If found guilty, Magomedov could face up to 20 years in prison.

Magomedov, whose wealth is estimated at $1.4 billion, is an avid sports fan who has invested significant sums into Russian mixed martial arts. He is the co-owner of Fight Nights Global, one of the most successful and popular promotions in the country. He also founded the Eagles MMA fight team, which UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently president of.

Magomedov also financially supports several fighters, including the UFC lightweight champ. Magomedov paid for the UFC fighter’s back surgery in 2017, which was done in Germany, and funded the majority of Khabib’s expenses during training camps. Given his pivotal contributions to the development of the sport in the region, his potential incarceration could bring about significant long-term change in the sport.

Given that Magomedov is currently under arrest, Khabib was reluctant to translate his statement when asked to by Joe Rogan during the broadcast.

“It is a little bit hard for me. I talk about my big brother, Ziyavudin Magomedov. I want to wish him good luck.”

Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

Uhtred Ragnarson -
wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

x2.  don’t think this guy knows what he’s talking about.

I wouldn’t call him “shady” he’s just Eastern European.

Shady he wants to help an embezzling criminal.

thestaton - 
Uhtred Ragnarson -
wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

x2.  don’t think this guy knows what he’s talking about.

I do know that.

I also know that Werdum has chosen to wear clothing supporting Kadyrov and he continues to do so. I am not aware of Khabib doing this (although I could be wrong).

To me, it’s more unacceptable when seen in the context of Werdum repeatedly using homophobic slurs and not being Russian. He is choosing to align with a foreign leader who is committing unforgivable atrocities.

I’m not aware of Khabib doing more than posing with him. This is bad. But not as bad. If Khabib’s association is more than Werdum’s, that would be news to me.

wiggum -
thestaton - 
Uhtred Ragnarson -
wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

x2.  don’t think this guy knows what he’s talking about.

I do know that.

I also know that Werdum has chosen to wear clothing supporting Kadyrov and he continues to do so. I am not aware of Khabib doing this (although I could be wrong).

To me, it’s more unacceptable when seen in the context of Werdum repeatedly using homophobic slurs and not being Russian. He is choosing to align with a foreign leader who is committing unforgivable atrocities.

I’m not aware of Khabib doing more than posing with him. This is bad. But not as bad. If Khabib’s association is more than Werdum’s, that would be news to me.

Didn’t know Werdum was such a scumbag, I always thought he was a good guy. Fuck. 

Yeah, Khabib is even worse though. His ties to that oligarch dude are really suspect, I'm afraid that he has a lot of skeletons in his closet.

Uhtred Ragnarson - 
wiggum -
thestaton - 
Uhtred Ragnarson -
wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

x2.  don’t think this guy knows what he’s talking about.

I do know that.

I also know that Werdum has chosen to wear clothing supporting Kadyrov and he continues to do so. I am not aware of Khabib doing this (although I could be wrong).

To me, it’s more unacceptable when seen in the context of Werdum repeatedly using homophobic slurs and not being Russian. He is choosing to align with a foreign leader who is committing unforgivable atrocities.

I’m not aware of Khabib doing more than posing with him. This is bad. But not as bad. If Khabib’s association is more than Werdum’s, that would be news to me.

Didn’t know Werdum was such a scumbag, I always thought he was a good guy. Fuck. 

Yeah, Khabib is even worse though. His ties to that oligarch dude are really suspect, I'm afraid that he has a lot of skeletons in his closet.

Hard to say the accepting the money of a rich oligarch is worse than promoting a warlord whose power is based on part on his image/fame.

Considering that these are third world countries that have spent much of their modern existence dealing with post sovietization, bloody civil wars, militant Islam, etc, I can’t say I’m surprised nor do I expect it to change...

voodoo child -

Considering that these are third world countries that have spent much of their modern existence dealing with post sovietization, bloody civil wars, militant Islam, etc, I can’t say I’m surprised nor do I expect it to change...

Well that doesn't excuse him either ffs. 

Khabib is a shady guy, no doubt about it.

wiggum -
Uhtred Ragnarson - 
wiggum -
thestaton - 
Uhtred Ragnarson -
wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

x2.  don’t think this guy knows what he’s talking about.

I do know that.

I also know that Werdum has chosen to wear clothing supporting Kadyrov and he continues to do so. I am not aware of Khabib doing this (although I could be wrong).

To me, it’s more unacceptable when seen in the context of Werdum repeatedly using homophobic slurs and not being Russian. He is choosing to align with a foreign leader who is committing unforgivable atrocities.

I’m not aware of Khabib doing more than posing with him. This is bad. But not as bad. If Khabib’s association is more than Werdum’s, that would be news to me.

Didn’t know Werdum was such a scumbag, I always thought he was a good guy. Fuck. 

Yeah, Khabib is even worse though. His ties to that oligarch dude are really suspect, I'm afraid that he has a lot of skeletons in his closet.

Hard to say the accepting the money of a rich oligarch is worse than promoting a warlord whose power is based on part on his image/fame.

Is werdum being paid by this guy? Or werdum just likes his politics?

thestaton -
Uhtred Ragnarson -
wiggum - Good Bloody Elbow article. MMA fighters are often associated with sketchy characters. Blood Elbow has done great work shining light on it.

None of this is nearly as bad as Werdum’s continued relationship with the Chechen leader who slaughters gays. Lots of fighters have rolled with the guy, but Werdum refuses to disband from his relationship with him and continues to promote him.

You do know Khabib is very close with Kadyrov? Right?

x2.  don’t think this guy knows what he’s talking about.

Please explain I’m confused about Werdum and Khabib?