If for some reason you needed more evidence of how big a deal Khabib Nurmagomedov has become in Russia and his native Dagestan, take a look below.

Nurmagomedov recently returned to his home country, following his championship win at UFC 223, when he defeated Al Iaquinta to lay claim to the lightweight title. Not only were there plenty of fans on hand to welcome “The Eagle”, organizers made sure Nurmagomedov was greeted with dancers.

Think how crazy / massive a bout between Nurmagmoedov and Conor McGregorin Russia would be. Or just a press conference featuring the two, leading up to their bout?