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Dana White Unveils Vladimir Putin's Lavish Gifts to Khabib Nurmagomedov After Conor McGregor Victory

Khabib Nurmagomedov along with his late father meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin
Khabib Nurmagomedov along with his late father meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin

In a post-fight whirlwind of chaos and congratulations at UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov's historic win over Conor McGregor garnered not only global attention but also a remarkable phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin himself, marking just the beginning of a series of lavish gifts bestowed upon the Dagestani champion.

As Nurmagomedov navigated through the frenzy of officials and security, Putin's call came through, extending his congratulations to the triumphant fighter. But beyond mere words, Putin's generosity knew no bounds, as revealed by UFC President Dana White on the "Games with Names" podcast.

According to White, Putin gifted Nurmagomedov and his late father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, approximately $20 million worth of real estate in Russia, a gesture that underscored the depth of admiration and support from the Russian president.

The gifts didn't stop there. Nurmagomedov was further honored with lavish presents, including a Mercedes from Putin ally Ramzan Kadyrov, showcasing the extent of appreciation and admiration for the fighter's accomplishments.

Despite the unprecedented success and accolades, Nurmagomedov's journey in MMA has taken a different trajectory following his retirement, resisting attempts by White to lure him back into the octagon. While money may play a role in the decision-making process, Nurmagomedov's steadfast commitment to family and personal promises remains paramount.

As White reflects on Nurmagomedov's legacy, he acknowledges the fighter's undefeated record but expresses a desire to see more from him in the sport. Yet, despite Nurmagomedov's departure, his impact on MMA and his status as a global icon remain unquestionable.


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