“UFC Has to Do Something About It” – Fans Worried After Ali Abdelaziz-Managed Russian Fighter’s Contract News

Published 12/29/2022, 12:20 PM EST

Mixed martial arts have shifted to an era where Dagestani warriors have completely dominated the arena. The takeover began with Khabib Nurmagomedov, followed by his prodigy, Islam Makhachev, carrying the light forward. However, they are not the only ones conquering the cages. Recently, Brett Okamoto revealed that there is a high probability of another Dagestani fighter entering the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Without a doubt, the UFC world burst into chaos as fear of the Russians taking over the sport stumbled across their thoughts.

With the rise of the Dagestani warriors, the entire UFC has gone wild. Doubtlessly, the Dagestani fighters have much superior grappling skills. However, their striking game is actually not on par with the rest. Nonetheless, one can’t deny the fighters not being formidable opponents.


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MMA fans react to Sharaputdin Magomedov’s debut in UFC

Sharaputdin Magomedov, a Russian middleweight fighter, has recently signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. While the fighter holds an impressive record with no defeats, his experience in kickboxing makes him even more fearsome. The warrior is expected to debut in March 2023.

ESPN’s Okamoto disclosed the news in a tweet. He wrote, “The UFC has signed 28-year-old Sharaputdin Magomedov to a multifight deal, per his manager Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00). Magomedov is 17-0 with 13 KOs and has experience in professional kickboxing. Expected to make his UFC debut in a May/June timeframe.”


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However, many of the fans were completely terrified of the revelation. They also claimed that Russian fighters will one day take over the Octagon, given their highly skillful techniques. Undeniably, some of the fans even reflected fear in the comments section.

Here’s what fans had to say:

Dana White handed over the Dagestani belt


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The UFC president, Dana White, has a tradition of tying the belt for the champions. However, when Makhachev defeated Charles Oliveira and became the lightweight champion, it was the predecessor of the belt who handed it over. Later, Nurmagomedov admitted that he went to White and asked him for permission to hand over the belt to his prodigy.

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Surprisingly, the UFC boss agreed to the request. He said, “No problem. This is yours. This is Dagestani belt.” Undeniably, it became a fact that it was the Dagestani warriors who have taken over the sport. 


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Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.

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