Ariel Helwani an MMA journalist shared a picture of Nurmagomedov with local children, reporting that the lightweight king was in Nigeria with the main objective being to “repair water wells and build new medical centers.”
Nurmagomedov has been the man of the moment following his dominant victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas in October – later meeting Russian leader Vladimir Putin among other world figures – but has now taken a timeout for charity work.
Although he has received praises as well as criticisms, Nurmagomedov himself has so far made no fanfare about the visit on his own social media accounts, however, indicating that he was focused on keeping the trip as a low-key affair.
The undefeated MMA star’s attention could soon turn to his own future as he and McGregor are set to learn their fate in December over the ugly brawl that marred their Las Vegas grudge fight.
The pair have been called to a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing in December, where they are expected to learn what – if any – extension they will have to their current temporary suspensions.
Khabib has vowed to boycott the session, however, defiantly stating: “I’m not going, I’m not guilty. I started the fight and I finished as a man.”