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Khabib, hero in Russia?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by mmadude360, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. mmadude360 Banned Banned

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    Khabibi is in talks of possibly being awarded one of Russia's highest awards in "Hero of Russia."

    https://www.rt.com/sport/505699-tszyu-khabib-hero-of-russia/

    While being respected by some Russian athletes, most agree that him getting that award is nuts, he is no hero and ask what he has done besides fight for prize money? He is a great and ballsy fighter, but after looking at said list of past recipients I have to agree that Khabib shouldn't sniff this award.
     
  2. Mesos Black Belt

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    Think Putin likes him, hes a big martial arts fan. So yeah he probably will get that award
     
  3. Naoya#1 Orange Belt

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  4. Harmonica Strong, silent type

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    Such recognitions should be reserved for scientists, artists, philosophers and war heroes.
     
  5. CodeBreaker What belt?

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    Khabib is their Muhammad Ali in Russia
     
  6. Just Creed Gold Belt

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    Greatest sambo fighter to ever exist, he deserves it
     
  7. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Kostya is right.

    Comparing Khabib to....Karelin??
     
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  8. DS66 Brown Belt

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    Meh, it's just a silly award. Sports figures are revered in society whether you like it or not, and Khabib is one of the greatest and most accomplished sports figures in modern Russian history. He deserves recognition.
     
  9. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    Sports heroes are revered. Get used to it you dorks
     
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  10. MenthosLine Orange Belt

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    Looking at the recipients. Cosmonauts and veterans mostly. Only athlete got 5 medals in the olympics. Yet also Kadyrov's son got one. So are Khabibs achievments enought to compare with 5 olympic medals or being a strongmans son?
     
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    The man has humanized muslims in the MMA community like nobody before him. The amount of anti-Islam sentiment in the mma community is huge.
     
  12. eddi Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    he is a huge hero and could improve the relations between the caucasus muslims and slav russians who hate each other because the caucasians beat the slavs daily 1 vs 1 and are more manly + refuse to change which makes the slavs salty.

    but with khabib it could be a good move for putin tbh
     
  13. PulsingJones Purple Belt

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    He single handidly put his republic on the map
     
  14. mmadude360 Banned Banned

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    Hes not though.
     
  15. mmadeewana Brown Belt

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    i didnt even knew Dagestan was a place before Khabib
     
  16. NoSmilez Silver Belt

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    I play games with Russian folks and for some reason Khabib isn't well received among that crowd.
     
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  17. Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Those left Russia a long time ago, except for war heroes who live in poverty. But Putin loves athletes.
     
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  18. Beherit Banned Banned

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    Russia fought for years to have dagestan as russian. Khabib is a hero in the russian caucasus, he is a hero in Russia. I am pretty sur he and his family invested huge amount of money in dagestan social programs, sport programs, city infrastructures etc
     
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  19. PlayTheGame Brown Belt

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    Lol no.
     
  20. Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    National hero ? They didnt even buy his last PPV... Sounds like nobody cares
     
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