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MMA Legend Khabib Nurmagomedov Puzzled By Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: “When I Was Young, It Was Very Bad to Go Home”

Published 02/03/2022, 3:15 AM EST

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is an MMA legend. He is a former UFC lightweight champion, and one of the most dominant fighters of all time. The Russian retired from active competition in 2020 and finished his career undefeated. He held an impressive 29-0 record in his career and defeated some of the biggest names in the game.

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Nurmagomedov is also one of the most famous MMA fighters in the world. People love to see what ‘The Eagle’ is up to and he gets them to click and watch. However, fame is not something he is fond of or likes. He also doesn’t understand how people more popular than him actually live. During an appearance on FULL SEND PODCAST, he talked about fame.

He said, “I don’t think someone can handle this. I don’t understand, like for example, like Cristiano, like Rock, like so many guys, they more popular than me. No, no, I talk about they more popular than me. But how they living, I don’t understand this. For me, it is very hard.”


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“I remember before I become popular. I’m a street guy, you know, I like walk around. For me, when I was young, it was very bad to go home. I want to stay out with friends. But right now, I all the time stay home,” he added.

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Despite his success and massive popularity, Nurmagomedov has stayed close to his roots. He is widely regarded as one of the humblest people in mixed martial arts. The Dagestan native is now the co-owner of Eagle FC and has everything he wants in life, except for one thing.

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to meet Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is one of the biggest superstars ever in the world of sports. He is still one of the most popular stars in the world and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Jordan is a brand in himself, and Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to meet him. During an interview, he was asked about one person he wants to meet in the entire world, and his answer was, Michael Jordan.


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Recently, he made a deal with Bob Menery and agreed to give him three sheep if he made him meet the basketball superstar.


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A meeting between the two legends of their sport will definitely be an interesting one. Nurmagomedov might even get his own line of Jordan sneakers if the meeting goes well.


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Arunaditya Aima


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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.
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