“We Can Wrestle Goats and Cows”- Bryce Mitchell Aka ‘Country Khabib’ Invites Khabib Nurmagomedov Over to His Farm

Published 03/07/2022, 1:28 PM EST

Bryce Mitchell is one of the most promising fighters in the UFC’s Featherweight division right now. The American mixed martial artist stands 11th in the UFC featherweight rankings, as of 7th March 2022. However, his rank is likely to go up after his dominant win over Edson Barboza at UFC 272, last weekend. 

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Mitchell is undefeated throughout his MMA career and is one of the best wrestlers at 145 pounds. After his smashing win at UFC 272, many fans are dubbing Bryce Mitchell as ‘Country Khabib.’ In an interview after his victory, ‘Thug Nasty’ reacted to his comparison to the newly inducted Hall of Famer, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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He said,” I think it would be quite an honor (being compared to Khabib). I think Khabib would love it on my farm… We can wrestle goats and cows and sh*t!”
Just like the Dagestani fighter, Mitchell is also undefeated inside the octagon. His dominant wrestling skills are also comparable to The Eagle’s in his earlier days.
‘Thug Nasty’ is turning into an absolute fan favorite as the days go by. His extremely thoughtful initiative of donating half of his fight purse to charity was widely appreciated and applauded by numerous fight fans.

What’s next for Bryce Mitchell?

Mitchell was back to his winning ways at UFC 272 after his dominant win over Edson Barboza. We can safely assume that his next fight will be with someone higher in the rankings. Number six ranked featherweight, Josh Emmett would be an ideal opponent for Bryce Mitchell in his next bout.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (L-R) Bryce Mitchell punches Andre Fili in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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 Emmett is a strong contender for the title. A win against him could set Bryce a step closer to a title shot. Another fight Bryce could get would be the winner of Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev on June 6.
Who do you think ‘Thug Nasty’ will face next in his next bout? Will he remain undefeated in the octagon, just like Khabib? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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