UFC icon Khabib’s classy congratulations to Tyson Fury after Deontay Wilder win

Khabib Nurmagomedov has sent Tyson Fury a congratulatory message following his knockout win over Deontay Wilder at the weekend.

Fury ended his rivalry with Wilder once and for all by knocking the American out in the 11th round of an all-time heavyweight classic on Saturday night.

He was forced to pull himself off the canvas twice in Las Vegas, with his American foe landing a devastating right hand which put him on the deck in round four.

However, Fury demonstrated his extraordinary powers of recovery once more from the fifth onwards, beating Wilder to a pulp before closing the show late on.

And following the victory, the WBC heavyweight champion was congratulated by Khabib on social media.

The former UFC lightweight chief sent a video message to Fury on Instagram saying: "Tyson, congratulations, congratulations.

"It was a very good fight. And my coach wants to say congratulations."

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American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez then said: "Congratulations. It was an incredible fight, you're an incredible fighter.

"Incredible human being, I really like your style."

Khabib also had the message "Inshallah [God willing] I see you soon, brother" emblazoned across the screen.

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He then signed off by saying: "Congratulations again, brother."

Before his latest win over Wilder, Nurmagomedov was already convinced that Fury is the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet right now.

During a recent interview with ESN News the Russian said: "Right now? I truly believe Tyson Fury is the best.

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"Heavyweight and undefeated and he beat everybody.

"Like very close, like Canelo [Alvarez], [Oleksandr] Usyk, [Terence] Crawford, like all these guys very close.

"Like just my opinion like top like Tyson Fury right now."

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