Khabib Nurmagomedov snapped at a journalist who requested an insensitive query about his deceased father earlier than UFC 254.
The Russian, who will defend his UFC light-weight title towards Justin Gaethje on Struggle Island, misplaced his father resulting from problems arising from his COVID-19 prognosis.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was simply 57 years outdated on the time of his passing, with the MMA neighborhood coming into a state of mourning and sending their condolences for the legendary coach.
And when requested in regards to the troublesome of coaching with out his father, the 28-Zero champion couldn’t maintain his tongue.
He mentioned throughout the UFC 254 digital media day: “I don’t perceive why you guys hold asking me this… what do you assume?”
He added: “I don’t perceive when folks ask me “how troublesome so that you can prepare with out your father?
“In fact that is troublesome, I don’t perceive why you guys hold asking me this. That is very troublesome.
“What do you assume; do you will have your father? If one thing occurred with him, what do you assume, it’s going to be troublesome for you or simple? I’m human too, after all it is extremely troublesome.”
Khabib revealed he was planning on ending Gaethje within the third or fourth spherical after making him drained once they lastly meet in Abu Dhabi.
He mentioned: “I don’t assume it’s going to be a chess match, you recognize. I feel my combating IQ is a lot better than Justin Gaethje. He’s only a powerful man.
“He likes combating, he likes blood. He’s like an actual warrior. But when we’re speaking about combating IQ, I feel my combating IQ is a lot better than he has.”