HILARIOUS! Novak Djokovic Looks for Grappling Advice From UFC Megastar Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published 02/08/2021, 7:25 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic during his group stage match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Serbian Tennis Superstar, Novak Djokovic, took to social media and engaged in a hilarious interaction with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Both men are titans in their respective sports, and it’s extremely noteworthy to see both of them come together. Chiefly, their hilarious back-and-forth interaction is making rounds over the internet and it’s easy to see why they are beloved.

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Novak Djokovic posted a video grab that saw him try his hand at close contact grappling, and he asked for Khabib’s oversight. ‘The Eagle’ was quick to respond and had a rather concise grade to hand out to Djokovic. The World Number One still has to improve on his ‘Smashing Skills’ per the UFC lightweight champion.

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The aforementioned interaction is a testament to the star power that Khabib Nurmagomedov rides on this day. As far back as UFC 205 when he faced Michael Johnson and called out Conor McGregor, he was a relatively unknown player. However, through the sheer rise in dominance over the years, he’s ubiquitously respected as a phenom in MMA.

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‘The Eagle’ who called it quits on an illustrious career at UFC 254 is still a huge player in the fabric of the sport. Nurmagomedov has shifted his focus towards building up prospects from the Russian MMA scene, to great success at that. Moreover, many believe that Islam Makhachev out of his camp will rise to take his place in the UFC.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

As it stands, the 29-0 fighter is still placed as the undisputed lightweight champion. However, he’s all but walked away. Following UFC 257, which wrapped up the promotion’s trip to Abu Dhabi, fans got clarity as to Nurmagomedov’s plans. It’s safe to say that he’s not going to step under the bright lights for the foreseeable future.

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The lightweight division is primed for a massive overhaul and there are several contenders chomping at the bit. Fighters like Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira, and Michael Chandler have more or less solidified their place atop the mountain.

It’s unclear whether a slew of impressive performances by the aforementioned contenders will be enough to get ‘The Eagle’ to return. However, as it stands, he’s geared towards bringing forth the next champion from Russian as well as guiding athletes from across sports.

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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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