All You Need to Know About ‘Mini Khabib’ Hasbulla Magomedov

Published 12/26/2021, 7:30 AM EST


If you even slightly follow internet culture, you probably would have seen or heard about Mini Khabib. Mini Khabib gained a lot of notoriety and publicity through various social media platforms, like Instagram and Tik-Tok. Although the internet has dubbed him ‘Mini Khabib’, his real name is Hasbulla Magomedov.

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The 18-year-old Russian got this nickname inspired by the former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Eagle’ is one of the best fighters to have ever entered the octagon. Besides that, Nurmagomedov also hails from the same place as Hasbulla does.

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How did Hasbulla Magomedov get the title of ‘Mini Khabib’?

Hasbulla Magomedov belongs from the Makhachkala, the capital city of Dagestan. The internet nicknamed him ‘Mini Khabib’ after he shared many videos of Khabib and his resemblance to him. Besides that, he also posts hilarious pictures and videos of him doing day-to-day tasks, pulling pranks on his friends through Tik-Tok and other platforms.

He also became well known after his beef with another internet sensation, Abdu Rozik hit the internet. The two didn’t see eye to eye with each other and even had a brief altercation at UFC 267.

Will ‘Mini Khabib’ ever make an MMA debut?

Although Hasbulla suffers from growth hormone deficiency, his determination and charisma are greater than many. Besides Khabib, the Dagestani Tik-Tok star is acquaintances with big MMA names like Islam Makhachev, Daniel Cormier, and UFC president Dana White.

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Dana seemed very impressed by Hasbulla and even shared his plans to do something big with him in the future. In an interview with Barstool Sports, Dana shared, “I love the kid. Yeah, I wanna get him out here to the states… maybe have him do around with media.”

Although nothing is confirmed as of now, Hasbulla Magomedov will most likely fight the world’s smallest singer, Abdu Rozik.

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He also suffers from the same medical issues as Mini Khabib and has shown his enmity towards him. Are you excited to watch Hasbulla Magomedov fight? Share your views in the comment section below.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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