‘Be Careful Champ, All Dagestan With Hasbulla’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Henry Cejudo’s Threatening Words

Published 06/18/2021, 9:41 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia is interviewed after his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC lightweight champion and one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever, Khabib Nurmagomedov has kept himself attached to the game even though he has retired from in-ring action. He has taken up a more background role along with having some fun time in the social media world.

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Recently, fellow fighter and former UFC dual division champion Henry Cejudo has been involved in a funny social media banter with TikTok sensation Hasbulla Magomedov. The latter is an 18-year-old Russian blogger who has childlike characteristics because of voice, height, and weight.

It all started with Magomedov performing a skit where he referenced fighting Cejudo. The Olympian had a fierce reply in-store that also carried a subtle dig at the current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling.

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This is not the end. Henry had posted another tweet that read, “@hasbulla.magomedov your days are numbered. Im the king of Russia. Oh and dont think you’re off the hook either @abdu_rozik #bendthekneeyogachallenge.”

Hasbulla, who is also known as ‘mini Khabib’ got some support from the real one as the Dagestani mauler retweeted with a quote, “Be careful champ, all Dagestan with Hasbulla.”

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Henry Cejudo doesn’t consider Khabib Nurmagomedov as part of GOAT mountain

Khabib (29-0) retired as the undefeated, unconquered fighter from UFC. The Dagestani native tops the chart of many pundits and fans alike in the list of the greatest fighters. However, Cejudo doesn’t see him as one of the all-time great list.

“When we talk about goat mountain, Khabib is not a part of the GOAT mountain in combat sports. He’s not a part of I’m not even part of GOAT mountain to be quite honest with you,” said Cejudo told in an interview with Helen Yee.

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But even when it comes to combat sports, he’s a part of that mountain. But my take it’s, it’s Demetrious Johnson, Jon Jones. Anderson Silva. GSP.”

Right now, Cejudo is still a retired fighter but has iterated his interest in fighting again many times. Although not in the ring, he still has kept himself competitive by taking shots at various people.

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Can Cejudo return to the ring for one last action?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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