Khabib slammed for sexist comments
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has found himself in the middle of a sexism storm over comments he made to a female fan in Saudi Arabia.
Speaking onstage during a Q&A, the 30-year-old sparked an uproar after being asked for his advice about what aspiring fighters, especially women, could do to further their careers.
"For females, I have very good advice, be fighter inside your home," Nurmagomedov said.
As laughter and applause erupted from sections of the audience, he added: "And one more advice, all the time, finish your husband. Smash him really bad."
His comments prompted a strong reaction on social media, with one user tweeting: "This is embarrasing (sic). Honestly. And a bunch of morons laughing. The UFC champ ladies and gentlemen."
While another commented: "Khabib's comments sound like something from 50 years ago."
Another said: "Khabib is a clown. He ain't keeping anyone in the kitchen."
One person simply stated: "What an absolute disgrace."
While another quipped: "Khabib just triggered every single feminist on the planet."
Nurmagomedov - who is on a speaking tour that will see him visit Melbourne in January - took to Instagram after the event, where he said: "Thank you so much my dear fans from Saudi Arabia.
"This communication was a great experience for me. See you next time."
The 27-0 fighter has called for a boxing clash against Floyd Mayweather, while awaiting sanctions for his role in a post-fight brawl after he beat McGregor. A bout against Tony Ferguson could be his next fight inside the Octagon.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission