No love for Beermania?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently rehabbing a knee injury that is likely to keep him sidelined until 2015. But don't expect him to be sipping any of grandpa's old cough medicine on the road to recovery.
"There are fighters in America who can drink on Friday and Saturday. After an event I saw it myself in the hotel. 80-percent of them are already drunk. Not the champs, but middle-of-the-pack guys, guys like one win, two losses. A couple of times they called me with them to the club. I told them I'm a Muslim. And they were like 'Come on, we know two Muslims and they visit the clubs with us all the time!' I have tried to explain them, that a Muslim is not ideal, but Islam is. Alcohol and girls stand in a way of an athlete, they spoil him and make him weak."
Alcohol has felled its fair share of fighters.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) back in 2012, as was lightweight veteran Ross Pearson. On the Bellator side of things, Tito Ortiz blew hot and wrecked his car earlier this year in California.
Like Dirty Harry once said, a man's got to know his limitations.