Russian mixed-style fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov admitted that he was proud of the American Dan Ige, who managed to win Victoria in the Fight Night tournament 172 over Edson Barboza from Brazil. This fight took place last night in Florida.
“I'm proud of you, Ige! What a fight, congratulations! ”, - Habib on Twitter, posting a joint photo with an American fighter MMA.
I'm proud of you, what a fight, congratulations 👏 @ dynamitedan 808 pic.twitter.com/kTx1U3oOpU
- khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 17, 2020
Ige and Barbosa fought all three rounds. The American celebrated Victoria by a separate decision of the referees.
As for Habib, another American, Justin Gatgi, should become his closest rival. The details of this fight have not yet been worked out.