Khabib: "Why is it that when a person does something wrong, they immediately generalize: Dagestanis, Dagestanis?"

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov commented on the story of the beating by three Dagestani men of a young man in the Moscow metro.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov

"Some character throws a taxi driver - everywhere they write Dagestanian. Someone beats someone up - it says Dagestani everywhere. We, too, have feelings - these Dagestanis, there are 3.5 million of us - if not 4. I think that when one person does something wrong it is wrong to write Daghestanis, Daghestanis in every media outlet. These people who do wrong are about 15-20, or 30 or 100. But there are at least 3,5 millions of Daghestanis. There are intellectuals, there are scientists, athletes, doctors. There are people who represent not only Dagestan but all of Russia very decently. But as soon as any ill person commits a bad deed, all the media, including you, throw in that Dagestanian acted so and so.

For example, how they rewarded... What's his name? His name is Kovalyov, right? Yes, Roman Kovalyov. All the media wrote that the man who was beaten up by three Dagestanis was rewarded. What for? Not a single person in the media even knows the names of these three sick people. Why does everyone write Dagestanian? I am Daghestanian too. I do not agree with it. Why write it in the plural?

90 per cent of the media write it that way. When from 2008 to 2020 have you seen at least one good, positive news about Daghestan? Well, let's remove the fact that Khabib won. Has anyone from the big media written anything? And somewhere, for example, in Perm or Kazan, a man goes out and shoots an entire school - no one writes anything," - said Nurmagomedov.

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