Khabib Nurmagomedov met by tons of fans at Dagestan airport

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome upon his return to Dagestan.

Khabib Nurmagomedov won the Lightweight title last Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY. He’s a very popular fighter here in the states, but it doesn’t even begin to reach his popularity in his native country of Dagestan. The champion was met at the airport by throngs of excited fans, all wishing to congratulate Khabib on his championship accomplishment.

Khabib Nurmagomedov took to Instagram to show a video of him landing and the reception he received. He is a mega-star in his home country and this gives a notion of that fact. Khabib has expressed an interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre next, but GSP isn’t so sure he wants that fight. It will be interesting to see who he defends his title against first. The post is in his native language but here is what it reads in English.

“To all who came yesterday to meet me at the airport, thank you very much, you can not even imagine how pleasant it is to me.”