Khabib Nurmagomedov in top three most influential Muslims of Russia

August 13, 01:25 pm
Максим Гагарин
Khabib Nurmagomedov in top three most influential Muslims of Russia

Business Online resource in Tatarstan included UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0) in the list of the most influential Muslims of Russia. The “Eagle” takes third position in the list.

Nurmagomedov outrun other famous Muslims from sport in the list, including Olympic freestyle wrestling champions Buvaisar Saitiev and Abdulrashid Sadulaev (55 and 62 positions, respectively) as well as 17-year-old Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova who is number 38 in the list. 

Moreover, Khabib outrun even the Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov (5th place) and President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. So, who are the most influential Muslims of the Russian Federation? Second place in the list goes to the first President of Tatarstan and current State Councilor Mintimer Shaimiev while the Grand Mufti of Russia Rawil Gaynetdin ranks number one. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s influence over the young people, especially Muslim people, and society is hard to overestimate. Khabib’s name is on everyone’s lips, even those who’s not interested in MMA. Nurmagomedov inspires dozens of children to go in for sports and achieve their goals despite all the difficulties. 

Last time Nurmagomedov entered the Octagon last October when he defeated notorious Irishman Conor McGregor by a fourth-round submission. At the UFC 242 that takes place in Abu Dhabi in September Khabib is about to defend his title against interim champion Dustin Poirier.