Would Khabib Nurmagomedov be considered the 1st Asian Champion in UFC history?

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  1. flakxd Green Belt

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    If he were to win the belt?

    Dagestan isn't in Europe, right?
     
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    I think Sakuraba won a UFC tournament.

    Anyway, the topic is sure to get people riled up and rustle jimmies.

    inb4 Dagastan is part of Russia debate
     
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    the hell just happened?
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    Now that you mention it, TS, I always thought his eyes were kinda squinty.
     
  7. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Look at a map and locate the Ural Mountains.

    Also: Sakaraba.

    Dagestan is a part of Russia, and even if it were an independent nation, it'd be in the Caucasus which is typically considered Europe (west of the Urals).
     
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    Sakuraba and Sakara are both Eurasian, right TS? which is probably why their names are so similar....
     
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    Iran is normally considered to be part of Asia. Turkey is considered Europe. Dagestan is east of Turkey, North of Iran.
     
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    Why isn't Yushin Okami considered the first azn champion?
     
  12. Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Nope. He is literally Caucasian.
     
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    My gf's Iranian and she has never once called herself Asian, they call themselves Middle eastern.

    Dagestan is part of the old USSR and therefore Europe anyway.
     
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    cuz he never held the belt...
     
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    Dagestan is part of Russia. UFC has black champ. He is not African champ.
     
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    Its European, it lies to the west of the Caspian, dividing Asia and European areas.
     
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    Dagestan is considered to be part of Europe, so if you wants to get somewhat technical, he'd be considered European.
     
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    Is this mma thread or geology class
     
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    Yeah he does look pretty Asian... not.
     

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