UFC News: Team Khabib Has a Sweet Message for Dana White as Resurfaced Clip of Emotional UFC CEO Steals Limelight

Published 03/17/2024, 3:34 PM EDT

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Former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, was arguably the best lightweight fighter to have stepped inside the UFC octagon. However, his career in the sport was cut short at the age of just 31 years, as he had to keep a promise to his mother. That said, during his time in the UFC, with 13 wins in the UFC and 0 losses, Nurmagomedov was one of Dana White’s most prized fighters.

Nurmagomedov’s relationship with the UFC and Dana White was as good as ever when he retired. This was evident after a recent video of the Head Honcho watching an animated video of Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father. White’s reaction got the attention of one of “The Eagle’s” teammates which got a heartfelt reaction.

Ali Abdelaziz’s heartfelt message for Dana White


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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is one key reason why the MMA world has been blessed with some of the most dominating fighters in the world. He has helped mold some of the best fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, Ikram Aliskerov, Usman Nurmagomedov, and more. Dana White, among tons of people, understands the contribution to the sport.


Khabib Nurmagomedov took on Justin Gaethje back in UFC 254. What was different for “The Eagle” coming into the fight was that for the first time in his career, his father wasn’t around to watch the dominant Dagestani fight, as he had passed away from COVID-19 during the pandemic. During the lead-up to the event, White was shown an animated video of the journey of Nurmagomedov and White, which ended with the 56-year-old getting emotional.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz meanwhile has written a heartfelt message to UFC CEO. In the comments, he wrote, “Love Dana”. The UFC has always had good business with “The Eagle” of Dagestan and White still has immense love for Nurmagomedov’s team.

Also Read: UFC Insider Claims Dana White Doesn’t Like Khabib’s Comeback Plans to Aid Islam Makhachev’s Ambitions

UFC CEO praises Team Nurmagomedov


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During a recent podcast episode of Games With Names, the UFC CEO made a guest appearance and his words showed that he had nothing but respect for Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team. When talking about the Russian team, he explained why they are some of the most dangerous people on the planet.

During the podcast episode, he said, “You know, we talk about, you know, Khabib’s crew could come in here and probably wipe out half this country on their own. These dudes are so tough and nasty and come from such a tough upbringing. Like, fucking men. Yeah, you talk about men. These dudes are like nasty dudes.”


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What do you think about Dana White’s opinions on the former UFC lightweight champ? Could we ever see Nurmagomed make his return to the UFC? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Also Read: “Khabib’s Crew Could Come In here..and Wipe Out Half This Country” – Furious Dana White Rages at the “Pus*ies” Living in American Soil


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Imtikokba Jamir


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Imtikokba Jamir is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. He is your typical MMA geek who is always on top of the happenings in the sport. Imti’s coverage is not restricted to his favorite fighters, including the likes of Justin Gaethje and Robert Whittaker, but also off-court MMA enthusiasts like the celebrity Mark Wahlberg and former POTUS Donald Trump.
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