Internet sensation Hasbulla Magomedov revealed recently that he has officially signed a deal with the UFC. The 19-year-old released the news via his social media handles. With this, he confirmed the rumors that had been going around for months that he would be fighting in the UFC.

The news drew reactions from fans and fighters alike. The news surprised a lot of them. However, since the confirmation of the 19-year-old’s signing, speculations on who he will fight have also started.


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Fans react to Hasbulla Magomedov’s signing with the UFC

In his post announcing his deal with the UFC, Hasbulla Magomedov thanked UFC President Dana White, the promotion, and his friend and former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov among others. He also thanked his team and added that more details will be revealed by the end of the year.

‘ESPN MMA’ reported the news on their Instagram page and fans had a lot to say in the comment section. Talking about UFC President Dana White, one fan said, “Dana would never pass on the chance to make a new division for someone and immediately make them champ.” Another fan said, “Dana gonna pay Hasbulla more than his fighters.”

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Referring to the recent beef between Conor McGregor and Hasbulla Magomedov, one fan wrote, “Conor vs Hasbulla. Most awaited fight ever.”

Similarly, another one wrote, “Perfect matchup for Mcgregor. Just think about it Hasbulla gets his Payday and Conor gets to prove himself against one of the best who ever stepped into the octagon.”

Some fans also joked about the 19-year-old fighting Henry Cejudo“I can already see it. The only match up to make for Hasbulla is to have Cejudo come out of retirement for him,” wrote one fan.

Another wrote, “Hasbulla v Cejudo for the Inaugural Childweight Division Championship.”

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Another fan commented, “The UFC didn’t sign Hasbulla, it’s Hasbulla that signed the UFC.” One fan was unimpressed with the news and said, “Damn that’s crazy, we stopped caring months ago.”

Another social media user wrote, “Ufc becoming Wwe lol.”

Alexander Volkanovski defends Hasbulla Magomedov against McGregor


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Conor McGregor recently attacked Hasbulla Magomedov via a series of deleted tweets. He launched a barrage of insults directed at the 19-year-old that infuriated fans as well. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski jumped to the defense of his friend Hasbulla against McGregor.

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Volkanovski warned McGregor that he would have to go through him first. He also told McGregor to leave his friend alone. This could lead to a brewing rivalry between the two. Volkanovski recently also stated that McGregor was at the bottom of the list of the greatest featherweight champions.


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