UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted to death of former Argentina national football team striker Diego Maradona.
“One of the greatest athletes of all time. Because of Maradona, millions of people love football, ”wrote Nurmagomedov in English.
Maradona is best known for his performances for Boca Juniors (1981 - 1982, 1995 - 1997), Barcelona (1982 - 1984) and Napoli (1984 - 1991).
He was also the coach of the Argentina national team from 2008 to 2010.
In 1986, playing for the national team as a striker, Maradona won the World Cup held in Mexico. He was voted the best player in that tournament. In particular, Maradona scored a double in the match against England (2: 1) in the quarter finals of the 1986 World Cup. The effective actions of the striker in that game later became known as the "Hand of God" and "Goal of the Century".
Nurmagomedov noted in October that "He likes football more than MMA".
Maradona died of cardiac arrest - he was 60. In Argentina, three days of mourning
Last month of Maradona: interfered with psychotropic substances with alcohol, fought with breakage, but after the operation looked vigorous and fresh
Unknown stories about Diego: there was not enough food for the whole family, at the first job he poisoned cockroaches, scored with his hand and before the World Cup-86