‘I Don’t Support This Idea’- UFC Legend Khabib Nurmagomedov Not Happy With Hasbulla Magomedov Fight Rumours

Published 12/15/2021, 10:10 PM EST
MOSCOW, RUSSIA SEPTEMBER 2, 2021: Mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at the 2nd New Knowledge educational marathon (forum). The New Knowledge Forum runs from 1 to 3 September 2021 as a new school year begins in Russia. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom GeodakyanTASS via Getty Images)


Hasbulla Magomedov is a huge fan of combat sports and has been following it for a long time. Interestingly, Magomedov gained much popularity among the MMA community after his call-out videos for UFC fighters went viral on social media. Akin to Magomedov, his rival Abdu Rozik is also an internet sensation who hails from the same country.

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The duo is often seen taking shots at each other on social media. They even had a brawl during their attendance at UFC 267. Ever since then, many fans have been speculating about a fight between Rozik and Magomedov. There were also rumors about the UFC president buying this fight. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov is against this fight.

In a recent interview with Red Corner MMA, ‘The Eagle‘ shared his disgust regarding it, saying, “Honestly, I don’t want to make this fight. I don’t like this idea. I don’t support this idea.”

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“I don’t like these people they fight inside the cage, I don’t think this is a good idea. They both big names. They can create some good things. If they become friends, I think. I think like if I have a choice I’m gonna make them good friends.”

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“And maybe do some good charity things or something like this. Maybe they both can become ambassadors in some charity firm. People can share money for them and they use to help people around the world. Like do some good things. But like I don’t want to see this fight.”

Hasbulla Magomedov Shuts the Fight Rumours

Hasbulla Magomedov attended UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi to support his long-time friend and lightweight fighter, Islam Makhachev. However, he got into a brawl with his rival Abdu Rozik after the event.

Following the UFC 267 event, a screenshot went viral, stating that Magomedov’s former partner Ashab Tamaev had sold his fight against Rozik to the UFC kingpin Dana White. However, the Russian internet sensation shut all these claims in his first-ever media appearance.

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Magomedov said, “How could he do it? Is he my father or anything? Signed a contract with me to sell the fight? If, for example, I have something, I can give it to him, and then he sells it, but how can he sell my fight if it doesn’t even exist?”

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Even though this fight is highly in demand and many promotions are looking for ways to buy it, it might never come to fruition. However, uncertain things can happen in the MMA business.

What are your thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s words? What do you think about the fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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