Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter who is the current UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) lightweight champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov news is widely searched for across all internet search engines. Nurmagomedov comes from the southern Russian Republic of Dagestan, and proudly promotes his local culture, wearing the traditional papakha headgear before and after his UFC fights. Nurmagomedov is nicknamed ‘The Eagle’, and is undefeated in 27 professional MMA fights. His most famous victory came over Irishman Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas in October 2018. Khabib is the most-followed Russian athlete on social media, with 15.5 million followers on Instagram, 1.2 million on Facebook and more than 750,000 on Twitter. Get the latest stories and articles on Khabib Nurmagomedov news on rt.com.
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov seem almost certain to clash once again following the Irishman's win at UFC 246, but is the Russian champion responsible for the new humble version of McGregor we saw on Saturday night?
The UFC 229 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor is as infamous for what happened after the fight as what happened during it, as Dillon Danis gives his side of the altercation with the UFC champion.
Ahead of his long-awaited return to the UFC cage this month, Conor McGregor still hasn't taken his crosshairs away from old foe Khabib Nurmagomedov and says that the Russian is "trembling" at the thought of a second fight.
UFC president Dana White says that Conor McGregor is waiting in the wings to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov should calamity once again strike ahead of the Russian champion's April matchup with top ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson.
Khabib Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap revealed that as a youngster, the UFC lightweight champion was a hyperactive youth before going on to school, where his talent for languages wasn't fully recognized.
Former UFC star-turned-pundit extraordinaire Chael Sonnen said the upcoming battle for the UFC lightweight title is a tough one to call, but he believes Tony Ferguson has a fighting chance of victory against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recognizes the size of the task awaiting him when he finally steps into the ring against Tony Ferguson in April, but says that he plans on showcasing why is the world's best lightweight fighter.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov admits that he doesn't quite 'understand' his upcoming opponent Tony Ferguson, but says that it will be business as usual when the cage door slams shut in April.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and coach of UFC lightweight world champion Khabib, says that his son is 'preparing accordingly' for 'worthy opponent' Tony Ferguson ahead of their keenly-anticipated showdown in April.