The sports of Mixed Martial Arts has seen numerous champions over the years, however, none was as dominant as Khabib Nurmagomedov. With a record of 28 wins and 0 losses, The Eagle sits on the top of the sport as one of the biggest stars of combat sport.
We all know who Nurmagomedov is and what has he accomplished in his career, but let’s take a stroll through Nurmagomedov’s childhood, his family including his father, siblings, wife, and children.
One of the most feared lightweights of all time, Nurmagomedov was born in a small village of Sildi in Tsumadinsky. Later his family moved to Kirovaul where his father converted the ground floor of their house to a training gym. The interest for combat originated inside young Khabib’s heart seeing other kids train with his father.
Nurmagomedov started training in wrestling under the masterful guidance of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. At the age of 12, Nurmagomedov moved to Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan. He also trained in Judo, and combat sambo in his youth.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has trained many fighters for combat sports including the UFC lightweight champion. He is an army veteran and an “Honored Coach of Russia” who gave the youth a way out of the violence and channeled their energy into combat sports.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov made Khabib wrestled a bear at the age of 9, and clearly, his tough training has shown the superb result as his son is the best grappler in UFC at the moment.
Patimat was born at Sildi, the same village where Khabib was born. She even went to the same school, albeit for one year. A young Khabib found his soulmate in his childhood as he became friends with Patimat. They even sat together at school. However, Nurmagomedov’s family moved to Makhachkala where young Khabib will start his journey to become the best combat athlete.
Khabib had already made his presence known in the world of MMA thanks to his dominance inside the octagon at the age of 22. It was then, Nurmagomedov decided to go back to Sildi and have Patimat as his better half. He sent his parents to talk to Patimat’s parents about the marriage and fortunately, out of all the girls who were being considered to be the wife of Khabib, Patimat was chosen.
The wedding between Khabib and Patimat was luxuriant. It was a Dagestani wedding, so everyone was invited. That apart it was the favorite son of Dagestan, so it was not a surprise that more than 300 people were willing to attend Nurmagomedov’s wedding. The Nurmagomedovs finally rented a room for 1200 guests and switched guests 3 times to let everyone in and congratulate Khabib and his wife.
Khabib’s wife Patimat was in a traditional long and white opaque veil. So her face was not revealed on the wedding day. Her face has not been revealed anywhere as even Nurmagomedov does not share her picture on social media.
Allegedly, the woman in the below picture is Patimat. There is another photo of Khabib with Russian pop artist, Olga Buzova whom fans have mistaken as Nurmagomedov’s wife, However, that can not be far from the truth. Nurmagomedov follows his religion and the values of it very strictly and he does not like to flaunt his personal life despite being one of the most famous combat athletes of all time. According to Nurmagomedov:
“I believe that a person should be physically strong, stand up for himself, for his family. You don’t have to be a champion, but you have to be a man. On one mind you will not go far. And when the mind and physics together are a serious force. So you definitely have to go in for sports. I think sambo, judo, wrestling.“
At the moment, Nurmagomedov has two kids. A girl who was born on 1st June 2015 and a boy who was born 30th December 2017. The daughter’s name is Fatima Nurmagomedova and the boy was named after Khabib’s great-grandfather Magomed Nurmagomedov.
The sport of MMA may have another Nurmagomedov in the future as young Magomed is likely to follow the footsteps of his father. Talking about whether his son will follow his footsteps, Khabib Nurmagomedov has said:
“I think he will. When I came home I saw him sleep on my belt. I suppose it’s a good sign. He fell asleep grabbing my belt. Even though he is less than 1 year old, I don’t think he understands he is doing, but it’s a pleasure to me. But honestly, I don’t want him to go through all that I went. Because in professional sports most people don’t see what is inside. They only see a picture and videotapes which are like 40 minutes. They will see my walkout and my fight. but they don’t see 25 years of work I went through or how many surgeries I had on my knee, back, and ribs. How 1.5-2 years ago nearly died while weight cut. people don’t see it all.”
“Everyone has a good mother. They are the most precious things we have in life. It’s important that my dad does not see this, but Mom always comes first. I did not always listen to Mom, but I regret that now. Now I listen to Mom more than Dad.” this is what the lightweight champion, has to say about his lovely mother, Fatima.
Recently, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has said that he is going to marry another woman showing respect to his culture. So it can be assumed that Khabib Nurmagomedov might marry someone in the future.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has brothers who are also MMA fighters. While his brother Abubakar Numragomedov made his UFC debut recently, his cousin Omar Nurmagomedov(22) is an MMA fighter with an unbeaten record of 8-0.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov made his welterweight UFC debut against David Zawada and lost the fight via submission. While his brother, Magomed Nurmagomedov has a record of 16-1 and is yet make his debut in any prime fighting organization.
That apart, Khabib Nurmagomedov has a sister named, Amina about whom there is not much information available.
Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his family and religion on the top of anything else. We saw an animalistic nature of Nurmagomedov when he fought Conor McGregor just because McGregor made a few offensive remarks on Khabib’s family and religion before the fight. It’s astonishing to see that even after achieving the legendary status in one of the toughest professions you can imagine, the warrior from the mountains has not forgotten the values that his father taught him from an early age.
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