As the date for the biggest pay-per-view in mixed martial arts history draws closer, people from all kinds of backgrounds have stormed in to take sides of their favourite fighter.
Gene Kilroy, the long time buisness manager of arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, has his own words of motivation for Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov.
Khabib has been a long time fan of Ali. Kilroy reiterated the same in a motivational video for the Dagestani. He went on to talk about his meeting with Islam and Quran, and about how he wished more and more people actually read more of it.
Khabib posted the same on his Instagram account, describing how much it meant for him.
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Gene Kilroy was the longtime business manager of Muhammad Ali, who was with Ali during his toughest battles. He was there during the biggest fights of Ali’s life like the Rumble in the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila . It’s such an honor to me, thank you so much for the good words and support. #MuhammadAli
With the days getting lesser for the fight to arrive, the hype for the same is increasing out of bounds. Despite not receiving as much media exposure as some of Conor’s earlier big draws, the fight has been able to garner attention on account of the bad blood between the two.
While Khabib plans to “humble” Conor and teach him a lesson, Conor has repeatedly said that he has only come back for the love of the sport.