There are even more Russians on the list than foreigners. Only the laziest of people haven't gone after UFC featherweight champion Aljemaine Sterling after his decision to withdraw from the fight against Peter Yang. In six months, the American has done enough to be hated, and not only by mixed martial arts fans in Russia.
In the United States, the most hated fighter by a wide margin is Colby Covington (confrontation with Dana White, insulting all of Brazil, supporting Donald Trump and visiting the White House). So who is most disliked in Russia?
Khabib Nurmagomedov Where there is Conor, there will definitely be Khabib. Nurmagomedov is one of the most beloved fighters in Russia. But also one of the most hated. Why? The list of haters is sufficient. "Clothed" style of fighting, running away from Tony Ferguson, champion's fight with a "realtor." And that's just a small part of it.