‘I’ll Be Cornering Him’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Corner Teammate Shamil Zavurov

Published 05/31/2021, 11:09 PM EDT


Former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is currently busy expanding his promotion, Eagles Fighting Championship. After the conclusion of a recent card, ‘The Eagle’ was asked about the next event, which will also feature Nurmagomedov’s teammate and former M-1 Global welterweight champion, Shamil Zavurov.

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Nurmagomedov was asked whether he will be present as the organizer or if he will corner his teammate for the fight. ‘The Eagle’ said Zavurov will probably be fighting in the co-main event of the card.

So, he expects to corner him. Either way, the Dagestani is confident about being close to the cage.

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Most likely I’ll be cornering him. He will be in the co-main event so I’ll probably be in his corner. In any case, I’ll be near the cage,” said Nurmagomedov. The next card of the EFC promotion is set to take place on June 18.

The 36-year-old veteran, Zavurov, competes in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions of the UFC. The ‘Lion Of Dagestan‘ has a professional record of 39-6.

The Dagestani has previously fought in organizations like UAE Warriors, GFC, Road FC, and more. This will be his first fight in his teammate Nurmagomedov’s EFC banner.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has made a trend of cornering teammates

The Eagle‘ has been active as a coach and mentor for his teammates and training partners. He is not only helping fighters of the Dagestan contingent, but he is also involved with global superstars like Luke Rockhold. Islam Makhachev and Zubaira Tukhufov are some of his other teammates.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

It’s great to see a former champion like him putting that effort into his peers. This further shows the dedication he carries for the sport.

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Despite retirement, he shows his deep love for MMA in every opportunity he gets. And needless to say, his teammates are actually very lucky to have someone like him in their corner.

Nurmagomedov is one of the sharpest minds in MMA. Also, his mindset of a champion can work as an X-factor for his mates as well.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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