An indefinite suspension imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission may keep Khabib Nurmagomedov’s mixed martial arts career sidelined for a while, but being restricted from circling the Octagon isn’t keeping him from trotting the globe. The Russian brawler’s most recent excursion has him in Nigeria, where he is using his newfound notoriety and resources to help the nation’s humble people on a charity mission.
Reuters reports that Khabib headed over to the African continent so that he can help build wells in hopes that it will jumpstart future initiatives to enhance the proper infrastructure needed for clean running water. In a photograph from the trip that was taken by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Khabib can be seen posing with a large group of local children. Judging by the wording in the post, it appears that Helwani was instrumental in coordinating the effort. He closed his caption out by noting that he’s already got a mission to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro lined up for next year. That particular endeavor will be done in collaboration with NFL star Chris Long, via his Waterboys organization.
Khabib seems to have kept his solidarity with Helwani and contributions to Nigeria low key. Sans for a picture that he would put up on Instagram on Monday evening, November 12, he didn’t make any mention of it on any of his social media pages. The image Khabib did eventually share is similar to Halwani’s in that it shows him with a few boys, only, in the later picture they are enjoying a meal beside one another.
“With my small brothers in Nigeria,” he wrote before ending the flick’s caption with the hashtag, #AfricanTime.
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