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Khabib Calls For Fighter Boycott: UFC World Reacts

Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at a press conference.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks to the media during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Former UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov has weighed in on the recently controversy involving UFC fighters Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Suffice it to say, he's strongly in the anti-Colby camp.

Earlier today, Khabib took to Twitter and called on UFC fighters to boycott Covington by not fighting him. Khabib believes that no one has the right to insult a person's family, as Covington reportedly did.

"I think all welterweights should refuse to fight Colby. Just don't accept fights with him. Let him sit without a fight. It will probably significantly affect him and all fighters who even think of insulting families..."

But UFC fans don't like Khabib's message very much. Many are skeptical that Khabib wrote the message in the first place, suggesting that his manager Ali Abdelaziz wrote it for him:

Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken serious issue with people insulting his family and faith in the past. That was a big reason that he got into so many spats with Conor McGregor and his team at their infamous UFC 229 match.

Meanwhile, Colby Covington has made a career of insulting people in an effort to gain clout. It's made him very popular among a contingent of UFC fans and even helped earn him UFC title shots.

That same popularity is probably why there will be few, if any, UFC stars that take Khabib's advice.

Will Colby Covington be boycotted at all?