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Report: Usman Nurmagomedov detained for alleged hit and run on cop

Usman Nurmagomedov, a cousin of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, may not return to the Bellator cage for a while.

Usman (14-0) was reportedly pulled over by police in Moscow after a vehicle he was traveling in struck a police officer and he continued driving. The alleged hit-and-run occurred at a police checkpoint next to an airport near Kaspiysk in Dagestan. The undefeated Bellator Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) lightweight (No. 3) was reportedly in the vehicle with his friend Kamal Idrisov. Both men were reportedly arrested.

Russian media VZ published a police statement, according to a translation published by Sun.

“The Department of the Russian Interior Ministry for Kaspiysk is looking for Kamal Khabibovich Idrisov, 10/29/1998, and Osman Magomednabievich Nurmagomedov, 04/17/1998, who beat up a police officer at the airport checkpoint in a Toyota Camry, ”the statement said. “The aforementioned persons flew to Sheremetyevo airport – RIA Novosti source quoted a police orientation.

“A police officer is suspected of being run over at the airport checkpoint by car,” he continued. “The citizens were taken to the service unit of the line unit. The issue of detention and placement in a temporary detention center is being resolved. “

The 23-year-old Usman downplayed any concerns in a short statement posted on his Instagram, according to BJPenn.com.

“I don’t know who is writing what, but please calm down already,” the message reads. “I’ve already been bombarded with text messages, everything is fine.”

Usman is a perfect 3-0 in his Bellator career. He is coming off back-to-back first-round finals over Patrik Pietila (bare butt choke submission) and Manny Muro (TKO), plus a unanimous decision win over MikeHamel in his promotional debut.

MMAMania.com has contacted Bellator for comment.


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