UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has hit back at comments from French president Emmanuel Macron.

Macron said in a speech earlier this month that “Islam is a religion which is experiencing a crisis today, all over the world.”

It came following the beheading of a high school teach in a Paris suburb after he had shown pupils caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in a lesson on free speech.

Three more people were killed in a knife attack in Nice earlier this week in a suspected terrorist attack.

Macron said of the attack: “Very clearly, it’s France that has been attacked. “If we are under attack, it’s because of our values, our taste for freedom, the ability on our soil to have freedom of belief. And I say it with clarity again today: We will not give any ground.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov hit out at comments from Emmanuel Macron
Khabib Nurmagomedov hit out at comments from Emmanuel Macron

And Khabib, who sensationally retired following his win over Justin Gaethje last Saturday, has hit out at the comments.

“May God disfigure the face of this scum and that of all his followers who, under the slogan of free speech, offended the feelings of over 1.5 billion Muslims,” Nurmagomedov wrote in an Instagram post.

French President Emmanuel Macron has angered plenty with his comments
French President Emmanuel Macron has angered plenty with his comments

“May the Almighty humiliate them in this life, and in the next. Allah is quick in calculation and you will see it.

“We are Muslims, we love our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) more than our mothers, fathers, children, wives and all other people close to our hearts.

“Believe me, these provocations will come back to them, the end is always for the God-fearing.”

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The UFC star’s post was accompanied by a verse from the Quran as well as a picture of Macron with an imprint of a shoe on his face.

Khabib called time on his UFC career after taking his professional MMA record to a remarkable 29-0.