Combat sambo fighter Rustam Khabilov enjoyed a very successful UFC debut against Vinc Pinchel on Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, suplexing Pinchel into unconsciousness at 2:15 of the first round. Now Khabilov is learning the costs of fame.
A video has emerged showing Khabilov making obscene gestures at the camera before throwing a cup of ice on a woman at a McDonald's. There is no indication in the video that the woman provoked Khabilov.
Khabilov trains at Greg Jackson's MMA in New Mexico. They tweeted their response:
@john_s_adams We did inquire on the incident which was a few years back. What the video does not show is the girl making fun of him first..— Jackson's MMA (@JacksonsMMA) December 18, 2012
@john_s_adams We were not ok with the behavior but there is more to the story than what was shownand felt as if the explanation was true.— Jackson's MMA (@JacksonsMMA) December 18, 2012
Welcome to the big leagues Mr. Khabilov.