Over the next three years he went undefeated, finishing 11 out of 12 opponents. Close Menu . [75] However, on 1 April 2018, it was reported that Ferguson had injured his knee and was to be replaced by Max Holloway. "Khabib Nurmagomedov cleared for UFC 242 after teammates receive reduced suspensions", by Ken Pishna, "Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes Russia's biggest social media star after win", "You're Pronouncing Khabib Nurmagomedov's Name Wrong", "Хабиб Нурмагомедов: Поразило, сколько людей было на взвешивании. [87] He won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the third round. By: Tristen CritchfieldAbdulmanap Nurmagomedov no longer has the coronavirus, but he [68], The bout with Ferguson was scheduled for a third time at UFC 209 on 4 March 2017 for the interim Lightweight Championship. Pictures: One Championship 'Unbreakable 3', Pictures: One Championship 'Unbreakable 2', Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars. Both Nurmagomedov and McGregor received indefinite bans until an official hearing would determine the disciplinary outcome of the post-fight brawl. [55], Nurmagomedov was expected to face Tony Ferguson on 11 December 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. [169][170] McGregor was then attacked from behind inside the octagon by two of Nurmagomedov's cornermen, Zubaira Tukhugov and Esed Emiragaev. [90] The shirt sold for $100,000 and the donation was matched by UFC president Dana White. Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday put on a record [157] UFC president Dana White said there was a warrant out for McGregor's arrest, and the NYPD said McGregor was a person of interest. A 16–0 record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine generated interested from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in signing Nurmagomedov. Khabib Nurmagomedov's reaction to losing as a … This was the fifth time that a fight between the pair had been scheduled, and both fighters were on 12-fight win streaks in the UFC. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Khabib "the Eagle" Nurmagomedov crashes The Schmo’s interview MMA Uncensored. This is very important to me. Welterweight debut. If I give my word, I have to follow this. [84] The event drew 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, the most ever for an MMA event. Only then did he start to develop the skills for MMA. Nurmagomedov grew up in the household with his siblings and cousins. [88] The win unified both titles and earned Nurmagomedov his second Performance of the Night bonus award. The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a … "Khabib trained in all the wrestling disciplines: Judo, Combat Sambo, freestyle wrestling. [174] Khabib's father, Abdulmanap, later said he did not hold a grudge towards McGregor and invited him to Russia to train. In 2011, he competed in seven fights for the ProFC promotion, all of which he won by TKO or submission. [127] He is a supporter of the football clubs Anzhi Makhachkala, Galatasaray, Real Madrid and Liverpool F.C., as well as the Russian national football team. [24][25], As is common with many children in Dagestan, he began wrestling from an early age: he started at the age of eight under the tutelage of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. [91], Nurmagomedov was scheduled to defend his title against Tony Ferguson on 18 April 2020 at UFC 249. It was my last fight here.”[98][99] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award. He notably competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, having held the title since April 2018. [131] In 2018, Nurmagomedov advocated a crackdown on nightclubs in his home region of Dagestan,[132] and levelled criticism at a rap concert held in Makhachkala, which led to rapper Egor Kreed cancelling his performances in the region. Attending his first post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White praised the relative newcomer stating, "That slam, when he just scoops him up and slams him, Matt Hughes style. MMA UFC Boxing Combat #OnThisDay: Wilder brings heavyweight glam back to boxing. Г.В. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. The Guardian additionally stated that, since his high-profile victory over McGregor, Nurmagomedov has used his influential status to "further his ultra-conservative worldview". Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov[6] (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; born 20 September 1988) is a Russian former professional mixed martial artist. [78] Nurmagomedov dominated the fight and won via unanimous decision to become the UFC Lightweight Champion. At the weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov came in over the permitted limit, weighing in at 158.5 lb. In his post-fight interview Nurmagomedov said that he would be selling the shirt Poirier gave him and donating the proceeds to Poirier's charity. They were soon removed from the card on the advice of the NYSAC and the UFC's medical team. [26][128][129], Nurmagomedov is a Sunni Muslim. 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[21] His father's family had moved from Sildi to Kirovaul, where his father converted the ground floor of their two-storey building into a gym. [146] Among Nurmagomedov's cousins is fellow UFC fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov. [72] Nurmagomedov dominated all three rounds, taking Barboza down repeatedly and dominating the fight with ground and pound. monitoring_string = "5eb5a0f65cbe346d74f978e14db1b00d". [121] UFC referee Herb Dean stated Nurmagomedov constantly talks to his opponents during fights. Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and compiled four wins in under a month. "[173] He later posted on Instagram that he had warned McGregor that he would pay for everything he had done on 6 October. [9] Nurmagomedov is ranked #1 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings,[10][11] and Fight Matrix ranks him as the #1 lightweight of all time. “Well, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the biggest draw in combat sports and he doesn’t do any trash talk,” Rogan said. Replay: Fight to Win 161 (Main Card) Jan 23, 2021. [38] However, 5 out of 6 media outlets scored the fight for Tibau. [46] However, the bout was cancelled for undisclosed reasons,[47] and Melendez was replaced by Nate Diaz. [56] However, Nurmagomedov pulled out of the fight in late October, citing another injury, and was replaced by Edson Barboza. [163][164] Under the bail conditions set by the judge, McGregor was allowed to travel without restriction. "[134][135], Nurmagomedov has trained with SC Bazarganova in Kizilyurt, Dagestan (2012),[136] K-Dojo, AMA Fight Club in Fairfield, New Jersey (2012), Mamishev Fight Team in Saint Petersburg (2012),[137] Fight Spirit Team in Kolpino, St. Petersburg (2013),[138] and KHK MMA Team in Bahrain (2015), which was funded by Bahraini prince Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. That reminded me of the old Matt Hughes where he would run a guy across the Octagon and slam him. The pair first met in 2018 at UFC 229, a night that ended badly for all involved. [154] McGregor ran up alongside the slowly moving bus and then ran past it to grab a metal equipment dolly, which he threw at the bus's window, before trying to throw other objects in the vicinity. MMA; Cricket; Tennis; FIGHT TIME UFC 254 – Khabib vs Gaethje live stream and commentary: How to watch all of the action from Fight Island . In his post-fight interview, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Gilbert "Durinho" Burns will face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title on Saturday, Feb 13. [178], "Khabib" redirects here. Scoring, Olympic, Brazilian World Judo Champion Rafaela Silva Moves to MMA. [51], Nurmagomedov was briefly linked to a bout with Donald Cerrone on 27 September 2014 at UFC 178. However, the match-up was cancelled as Diaz turned the bout down. "[49], Nurmagomedov next faced Rafael dos Anjos on 19 April 2014 at UFC on Fox 11. [81][82] He managed to defeat McGregor in the fourth round via submission. May the Almighty humiliate them in this life, and in the next. WATCH NOW. The returning former double-champ Conor McGregor has a tough test ahead of him in a rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. [18][19][20] He has an older brother, Magomed, and younger sister, Amina. [76][77] On 6 April, Holloway was pulled from the fight after the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) declared him unfit to compete due to extreme weight cutting, and replaced by Al Iaquinta. (h/t Lowkick MMA). [156], McGregor and others involved initially fled the Barclays Center after the incident. [67] Nurmagomedov dominated the fight and was heard telling Dana White to give him a title shot as he mauled Johnson, winning via submission in the third round. ", "РЭУ им. ", "MMA Junkie's 'Submission of the Month' for October: A slick title-fight finish", "BBC NAMES KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV WORLD SPORT STAR OF 2020", "2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championships", "Herb Dean on What Khabib Says During His Fights - Joe Rogan", "Randy Couture on potential UFC 229 buyrate, calls Khabib Nurmagomedov 'brilliant, "Joe Rogan: Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov is 'most terrifying lightweight contender, "What is the hat Khabib Nurmagomedov wears and did he actually wrestle a bear? [165][166] McGregor later pleaded no contest to a count of disorderly conduct and was ordered to perform five days of community service and attend anger management classes. From this position, he exhausts his opponents by forcing his weight against them and attacks with measured strikes his opponents are often unable to defend. Jan 26, 2021. The kid is exciting. … Danis had reportedly shouted insults at Nurmagomedov. [41], Nurmagomedov defeated Abel Trujillo on 25 May 2013 at UFC 160 via unanimous decision. Using a variety of wrestling and judo/sambo takedowns, he forces his opponents against the cage, and ties up their legs and an arm to prevent them from escaping. Tag: Khabib. Cage Rage Combat; Search. Guys, you cannot talk about these things. Menu. [70][71], Nurmagomedov faced Edson Barboza on 30 December 2017 at UFC 219. [152] Lobov is known to be close to Conor McGregor, with whom Nurmagomedov had verbal altercations and trash talk exchanges. In May 2020, Nurmagomedov's father and long-time trainer Abdulmanap was placed in a medically induced coma after contracting COVID-19 following a heart surgery. The Journey of Khabib started from the combat sambo and he went on pursue his dreams in the famous world of MMA( Mixed martial Arts).This famous fighter around the locals in Russia secured an unbelievable 16-0 score of victories in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine in the early years and something which also landed him into the limelight with the UFC. [172], Nurmagomedov's payment for the fight was withheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) as a result, pending an investigation into his actions. But that hasn’t stopped anyone, quite frankly, from speculating about a rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He was given two hours to cut to the lightweight maximum of 156 pounds, but elected instead to surrender a percentage of his fight purse to Trujillo and the bout was contested at a catchweight. [167], On 6 October 2018, following his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Nurmagomedov jumped over the octagon fence and charged at McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis. pitched its tent at... monitoring_string = "5eb5a0f65cbe346d74f978e14db1b00d" Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; born 20 September 1988) is a Russian former professional mixed martial artist. Nurmagomedov said he believes the combat sport has "big chances" to be in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. We’re probably going to do big things with this kid. [62][63] However, on 26 September, the UFC announced that Alvarez would instead be defending the title against Conor McGregor. Before making his debut in UFC, in 2012, he trained in judo, wrestling, and sambo, and he already had a 16-0 record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine when he joined UFC.. “… When you have a guy who’s 29-0 and has really smashed everybody in front of them, you always wonder who’s going to be the guy that solves that riddle. From a full episode of Total Combat… [48] Nurmagomedov expressed his disappointment, appearing on The MMA Hour, "If they say that they're willing to fight the best, they should fight the best. After losing six and winning five cases, they reached an agreement and Khabib was able to continue his career. [28][29], In 2001, his family moved to Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan,[30] where he trained in wrestling from the age of 12, and judo from 15. By: Tom Feely Чем живет лучший российский боец UFC", "Khabib Nurmagomedov Wrestled A Bear, Became A National Hero, And Is Ready To Smash Conor McGregor", "Conor McGregor reacts to video of young Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestling a bear", "Хабиб Нурмагомедов: 'Перестал Драться На Улице, Только Когда Стал Чемпионат Мира, "Абдулманап Нурмагомедов: Тренер чемпионов Интервью", "Longform -- Dagestani Dynasty: Nurmagomedov family business", "Khabib Nurmagomedov's dominance was straightforward. [39], Nurmagomedov's next fight was against Thiago Tavares on 19 January 2013 at UFC on FX 7. [44] He won the fight via unanimous decision. In 2008, Khabib made a sensational debut in MMA, with four wins in less than a month, three of which in the same day. [69] Nurmagomedov, however, fell ill because of a botched weight cut, and the bout was cancelled as a result. [147][148] He died on 3 July 2020 at a clinic in Moscow, at the age of 57. 0 9 1 minute read. UFC 249: Debacle or Golden Opportunity? [131] Nurmagomedov has also hosted a training seminar at the Akhmat MMA fight club that is funded by Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, who has received criticism from some quarters for his government's alleged human rights abuses.[131][141][142][143]. Pankration Atrium Cup 1 Tournament Quarter-finals. Cage Rage Combat. The 2009 WCSF World Championships were postponed to April 2010 in Kyiv, Ukraine, from its usual December schedule the year prior. [161][162] He was further charged with menacing and reckless endangerment at his arraignment and released on $50,000 bail until 14 June 2018. Khabib Nurmagomedov has barely lost a round in MMA and is currently 29-0, but a video has emerged of his reaction to his only loss in Russian Combat Sambo and more — This is Sunday's social media roundup on Fightful. [64] Nurmagomedov voiced his displeasure on social media, calling Alvarez a "bullshit champ" for refusing the fight and opting for a bout with McGregor instead,[65] accusing the UFC of being a "freak show". [43], In his fifth UFC fight, on 21 September 2013 at UFC 165, Nurmagomedov faced Pat Healy. fourth straight event in the same building, as it once again Catchweight (158.5 lb) bout; Nurmagomedov missed weight. Poirier and Dan Hooker Combat World News Follow on Twitter Send an email 6 mins ago. Dustin Poirier picks up the biggest win of his career with a blistering second round knockout to finish Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event. It was first time after what happened with my father, when UFC called me about Justin, I talk with my mother three days. [130] In October 2020, The Guardian stated that Nurmagomedov is the second-most popular Muslim athlete in the world, behind only the Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah. With 29 wins … [60] Nurmagomedov won the one-sided fight by TKO in the second round. Gaethje won the fight by fifth-round TKO, thus ending Ferguson's win streak and securing himself a shot at the undisputed title against Nurmagomedov. Pankration Atrium Cup 1 Tournament Semi-finals. By: Tristen CritchfieldFor now, the only thing Curtis [66], In lieu of a title shot, Nurmagomedov next faced Michael Johnson on 12 November 2016 at UFC 205. [149][150], Khabib's cousin Umar is also a professional MMA fighter who extended his unbeaten record to 13-0 after a successful UFC debut at UFC on ESPN: Chiesa vs. [122], Former three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture praised Nurmagomedov as “brilliant”. [155] Chiesa and Borg were injured by the shattered glass, and sent to hospital. If two names in combat sports will forever be associated with each other, it would be Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Blogs. [86] In the first fight of his new deal, Nurmagomedov made the second defence of his title against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on 7 September 2019 in the main event at UFC 242. [31] According to Nurmagomedov, the transition from wrestling to judo was difficult, but his father wanted him to get used to competing in a gi jacket. Oct 11, 2018. [168] Soon afterwards, McGregor and Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Khabib's cousin, attempted to exit the octagon, but a scuffle broke out between them after McGregor punched Abubakar, who then punched him back.