Nurmagomedov, one of the world's most popular Muslim athletes, issued the strongly-worded statement against Macron for his defence of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed based on the right of freedom of expression.
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McGregor, in honourable defeat, will find his stock rising even higher. Nurmagomedov, in victory, might have made himself the villain of the piece. Will there be a rematch? Bet on it.
Vladimir Putin cruises to landslide victory in Russian presidential election as Opposition cries foul
Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him at least another six years in power
Four women were shot dead in an apparent Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Russia on Sunday, officials and local media said.
Russia, which initially said the theory of terrorism was "not the main one" being considered, has opened a criminal probe into attempted murder and has not reacted officially to the Islamic State claim.
Russian security forces say they have killed two suspected militants during a gun battle in a volatile region of Russia's North Caucasus.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, walked without a wheelchair to speak to his mother last week for the first and only phone conversation they have had since he has been in custody.