Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov explained why another UFC title holder from Russia, Petr Yan, is less popular in domestic media and social media than he was when he won the promotion belt in 2018.
“Firstly, the weight category … Secondly … I don’t know, even … I went to the title for about six years. There were injuries, loud fights, canceled fights. There was always some kind of movement in the media. Because of this, I think. And he quickly reached the title. Maybe if he was the first champion … There are many factors, “said Khabib Nurmagomedov.