The champion has cultivated a positive image for himself ever since gaining popularity as a UFC fighter, but that image may have taken a hit in recent days.
Nurmagomedov allegedly posted a video on his Instagram according to Bloody Elbow, which has since been deleted, showing cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov offering homeless people money in exchange for doing pushups.
While Nurmagomedov has deleted the video, it didn’t stop a Twitter user by the name of The MMA Bible from putting a copy up, which you can see below:
What are your thoughts on this video posted by Khabib of him and his cousin paying homeless people to do press ups for money... --— The MMA Bible (@TheMMABible) August 6, 2018
Personally we feel it's disgusting and degrading.. Especially them constantly laughing at those involved.. -- pic.twitter.com/msE5i9ureE
Abubakar is also a professional MMA fighter and is currently competing in the inaugural season of the PFL, losing to Pavel Kusch at PFL 3. Abubakar does get two homeless men to do push ups in the video, but then snatches the money away from one of the men before demanding they do more push ups.
There has been no comment yet from the UFC, PFL, Khabib or Abubakar on the video.