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19-Year-Old “Mini Khabib”, Who is Just 3 ft. Tall, Might Soon Fight in UFC After “Real Hate” Revelation by Shaquille O’Neal

Published 09/03/2022, 5:30 PM EDT

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The internet was up in a frenzy when NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and 19-year-old 3 ft. tall internet sensation, Hasbullah Magomedov met and posed for a photo together. Notably, Hasbullah became famous when he broke out into a fight with another 3 ft star. Now, Shaq says there is “Real Hate” between those two and claims a fight might be possible in the UFC.

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Hasbullah has had a long ongoing beef between Abdu Rozik and many thought this was staged. They had a weigh-in ceremony where the two went at each other. And the internet went into overdrive seeing that. They have even collided with each other multiple times.


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Shaquille O’Neal says the beef between Hasbullah Magomedov and Abdu Rozik is real

Shaq, who visited Australia recently, had a chance to meet Hasbullah and interact with him. And he says, “He’s famous for fighting another little person, they were like an UFC event, they were in a UFC event, him and another little guy. And I thought it was a skit.”

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“But after talking to Hasbullah, he said no, they really hate the guy… No, he’s not a fighter, but he’s a close friends with one of the UFC champions…”


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The two had clashed at a UFC event where they were both guests. They were chasing each other ringside and had to be separated. The UFC event was massively promoted, courtesy of their presence. And the UFC president Dana White loved it.

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He loved the attraction Hasbullah brought to the UFC. Notably, when he asked if there was a chance that they fight in the UFC, Dana refused to rule it out. There were even rumors that he offered to buy the PPV event for them.


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Both of these stars are raring to go at each other and have called out the other person several times. Hasbullah has undoubtedly been the bigger attraction, and he is also close friends with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov. In fact, he is nicknamed ‘Mini Khabib’. This is one fight that the internet would love to see and Shaq’s revelation only further makes their clash a showdown to look forward to.



Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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