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Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to beat all American UFC fighters thanks to Barack Obama's sanctions on Russia

Secret Service ... Line One.


Politics and mixed martial arts (MMA) don't mix very well. At all.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, he is ready to kick some American butt. And it's all thanks to President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Earlier this year, Obama and Co. levied sanctions (details) on Russia after it felt the nation was inciting the current conflict going on along the Russia / Ukraine border.

As a result, President Obama brought down the hammer on Russia in an attempt to "weaken its economy" by not allowing major Russian banks and energy companies to do business with the United States for failing to "keep the peace."


On March 6, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13660 that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, or for stealing the assets of the Ukrainian people. These sanctions put in place restrictions on the travel of certain individuals and officials and showed our continued efforts to impose a cost on Russia and those responsible for the situation in Crimea.

On March 17, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13661 under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that find that the actions and policies of the Russian government with respect to Ukraine -- including through the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea region of Ukraine -- undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets.

So what does any of this have to do with MMA?

Nothing, really, but now Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has taken exception to the sanctions and is eager to tip the balance of power, symbolically, inside the Octagon.

That's what he jokingly told Russian-language MMA site (via The Underground).

"I am now recovering from injury. In two months I will start to train 100 percent, both wrestling and everything else. Pettis will defend his title on December 6, and maybe after the bout I will be declared the next challenger. If I am not declared, I will not be offended. I will continue to train and beat all Americans. For their sanctions. To go to America and fight Russian fighters is not so nice. Because there are so many foreign fighters who can and must be beaten. Especially the Americans."

"Eagle" hasn't seen action since defeating Rafael dos Anjos earlier this yea rand then, shortly thereafter, going under the knife for knee surgery.

Eying a return to the cage in early 2015, Nurmagomedov can't wait to get back into the swing of things to earn some "easy money," as well as defend the good name of his Mother Russia.

But, when the time comes, who will ultimately play "Rocky" to Nurmagomedov's "Drago?"