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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was asked if he had advice for female fighters. The Dagestani took his time before giving his response.

Be a fighter inside your home.

The audience erupted into cheers. Khabib continued.

All the time, finish your husband. [more cheers] smash him really bad.

This is far from the first time a male mixed martial arts champion has expressed regressive views regarding the role of women in the sport. George St. Pierre earned the ire of female mixed martial artists a few years ago by expressing his admittedly ‘traditional’ views about women and cage fighting. Khabib’s compatriot Fedor Emelianenko is also on record disapproving of female fighters in mixed martial arts (though, oddly enough, boxing or wrestling are fine).

This also isn’t Khabib’s first brush with controversy. He advised his countrymen in an Instagram post about the immorality of rap music, he has endorsed criminal Russian oligarchs, and of course he ignited a post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor’s teammates.


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