UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov criticized the reported for asking him why the fighter does not enter the octagon with a Russian flag, but wearing a recognizable Caucasian sheepskin headwear, the papakha.
"I always do", he told the Russian news agency Ura.ru, explaining that the flag of Russia is displayed on the screens above the cage. "Everyone in America — those who don't know about Dagestan, Chechnya, and the Caucasus — calls me Russian."
"So, we are one nation for them. Most importantly, our people should not divide. The ones like you, for example. And do not ask me such silly questions," Sputnik cited Nurmagomedov as saying.