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WATCH: Khabib Nurmagomedov Releases Cryptic Video Following His Meeting with Dana White

Published 01/16/2021, 6:57 AM EST

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UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov took to social media and dropped a somewhat cryptic video grab that has fans excited. Chiefly, the context of the video comes in following Nurmagomedov’s meeting with UFC President Dana White in Abu Dhabi. The two have been talking about having a sit down for a while now and it’s been a hot topic of discussion. The meeting came in to shed light on Khabib’s possible return to the UFC.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White posted to their social media heading into the highly anticipated meeting. Nurmagomedov’s recent Instagram post is the only bit of context to the sit-down that has been provided to fans. Moreover, White had come out and said that he’d make an announcement once he knew more about the situation.

The video grab comes out of a popular comedy movie that aired in 1967 called ‘Kidnapping Caucasian Style’. The scene describes a negotiation between two men for stealing a bride for sheep, a Finnish vacuum cleaner, a letter of commendation, and a free voucher to Serbia. The wacky scene supposedly describes his meeting with Dana White and fans are engaged in rampant speculation.

Much has been made about ‘The Meeting’ and there is bated anticipation to learn more about Khabib’s decision. He announced his retirement following another win at UFC 254 and he surprised fans by walking away. The recent video he released with the edited faces of White and himself is exactly the sort of move fans of ‘The Eagle’ have come to expect.


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UFC legend status: Khabib Nurmagomedov

The undisputed lightweight king who comes in with a 29-0 record has already set himself up as one of the best to ever do it. What’s more, he’s been at the helm of arguably the most competitive weight class in modern UFC history. Despite his dominance over former champions like Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, and Justin Gaethje, there are still game challengers.

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Fighters like Charles Oliveira and possibly Michael Chandler have emerged as stars in different aspects. Not to mention, there is always the compelling narrative to have ‘The Eagle’ fight the welterweight champion to accrued a second belt. The possibilities are truly immersive for someone like Khabib Nurmagomedov.


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Chiefly, this is primarily the reason fans want to see more of what Khabib has to offer, his dominance has set him apart. However, there’s something to be said for leaving the sport in a blaze of mystery and intrigue. The reasons that made Nurmagomedov walk away come in as a known matter to fans of the sport. However, there’s a demand to see more of his greatness.

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Darryl Pinto


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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.
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