Successful Ultimate Fighting Championship fight Khabib Nurmagomedov has admitted that he admires Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
The Russian fighter recently shot into the spotlight after his fight with UFC sensation Conor McGregor.
Though, this week he has been speaking about football and specifically Mohamed Salah.
He has admitted that he follows the Liverpool star and claimed ‘we need more people like him’.
“I never met him before but I follow him, he is a great player and we need more people like him to reflect our ethics and present us properly to the rest of the world,” he explained to Al Ittihad newspaper, as cited by KingFut.
Khabib and Mohamed Salah are the two most popular Muslim athletes in the world, and through sport, are changing minds about Muslims and Islamophobia. And most impressively, within fanbases that are largely white and prone to negative views of the faith.— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) October 13, 2018
“He made a name of himself because he is disciplined. I feel that Allah is by his side. The new generations need those who are like Mohamed Salah to learn more about how you can be modest, no matter how famous and innovative you are.
“He’s an icon that we should take care of and help reach more success. I admire him and admire the ethics he is spreading every day in Europe.”
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