UFC great Khabib Nurmagomedov sends Tyson Fury a congratulations message after epic win over Deontay Wilder
TYSON FURY has received a congratulatory message from UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov following his victory over Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King closed the book on his rivalry with the American last weekend with a sensational 11th-round KO in Las Vegas.
Celebs and sporting figures around the world took to social media after the fight to shower Fury with praise.
And former UFC lightweight champ Nurmagomedov has added his name to the long list with a video message for the Brit.
The Russian – who recorded the message while watching his training partners spar – said: "Tyson, congratulations, congratulations.
"It was a very good fight. And my coach wants to say congratulations."
American Kickboxing Academy chief Javier Mendez then said: "Congratulations. It was an incredible fight, you're an incredible fighter.
"Incredible human being, I really like your style."
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'Inshallah [God willing] I see you soon, brother' was emblazoned across the following Instagram story update.
Dagestani destroyer Nurmagomedov, who wished Fury good luck before the fight, signed off by saying: "Congratulations again, brother."
Nurmagomedov, 33, reckons fan favourite Fury is pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet.
When asked who he thinks is the best boxer in the world, Nurmagomedov recently told ESN News: "Right now? I truly believe Tyson Fury is the best.
"Heavyweight and undefeated and he beat everybody.
"Like very close, like Canelo [Alvarez], [Oleksandr] Usyk, [Terence] Crawford, like all these guys very close.
"Like just my opinion like top like Tyson Fury right now."
And The Eagle would love to see Fury test himself against newly-crowned unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk.
He said: “I really want to see Usyk vs Fury. It’s gonna be a very good fight.
"He [Usyk] has very good skill and technique, Tyson Fury too.
“He is not like other heavyweights, more technique, his footwork is very good, his conditioning is very good, I really wanna watch Usyk against Fury.”
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