UFC’s reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is getting his own Dubai Star this October.
Khabib Nurmagomedov inducted into The Dubai Stars
There’s no denying Khabib has been a hot topic of discussion ever since he won the controversial bout versus Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last year. He marked his return to the Octagon last weekend after serving a nine-month suspension defeating Dustin Poirier via submission in round three, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest of all-time in UFC history.
The 30-year-old Dagestani headed to Dubai Mall yesterday to hang out with fans and meet Mr Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director of Group Operations at Emaar.
Congratulations to Champion @TeamKhabib on his big win! It was an honor to welcome him to #TheDubaiMall and to witness history in the making as he accepted his @TheDubaiStars that will soon be placed in @MyDowntownDubai pic.twitter.com/QmMo6qAyo6— The Dubai Mall (@TheDubaiMall) September 11, 2019
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Khabib post-UFC 242 win
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hosted Khabib Nurmagomedov alongside his father and siblings earlier this week. Khabib even gifted Sheikh Mohamed a papakha hat.
Mohamed bin Zayed receives international champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, congratulating him on winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Abu Dhabi pic.twitter.com/zI4s8xpkGy— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) September 9, 2019
The Dubai Stars launching this October
Similar to Hollywood’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ concept, The Dubai Stars is honouring the world’s biggest personalities with a star.
“With Dubai Stars, we are further highlighting our commitment to making Dubai the best city in the world and to promote arts, culture and sports by saluting the stars, whose contributions continue to inspire the world.”Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties
Photograph credit: The Dubai Stars