UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who hails from the Dagestan region of Russia, is undefeated at a perfect 28-0 in his MMA career. WIth that in mind, Russian state-owned television network RT decided to produce a glowing tribute to the fighter using... eight-bit Super Mario-esque grapics? Yes. And you have to see it for yourself.
The video features Khabib hopping around just like Mario and taking down his competitors en route to an eight-bit championship belt. He even easily defeats Connor McGregor in the video.
You know, just like in real life.
The undefeated superstar is set to take on Tony Ferguson in 2020 as he seeks to keep the title of the best lightweight in the MMA world, as well as one of the finest pound-for-pound fighters in the game.
This is not what one often thinks of when they imagine Kremlin-funded propaganda, per se, but it'll do. Perhaps the Irish government can do something similar for McGregor before he fights Donald Cerrone in his long-awaited comeback in January?