Khabib Nurmagomedov Details WWE’s Keen Interest in Signing Hasbulla

Published 12/15/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Retired MMA Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov is good friends with internet sensation, Hasbulla. Hailing from Makhachkala, Russia, Hasbulla has gathered quite the following on social media and quickly became one of the top social media celebrities across the nation.

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However, his popularity isn’t limited to Russia. Most social media users along with sports promotions know how his popularity spread like wildfire. Therefore, it’s not unusual for sports promotions wanting him to make an appearance. One such is WWE.

MAKHACHKALA, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 27, 2020: UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is welcomed at a city airport. Nurmagomedov defeated American mixed martial artist Justin Gaethje in the second round at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on October 24, 2020, and then announced his retirement after 29 victories and no losses in his career. Press Office of the Head of the Republic of Dagestan/TASS
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According to Khabib Nurmagomedov, WWE wants to pay him a hefty amount to make an appearance.

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“The WWE, wrestling, also wants him to come to them somehow. They want to pay him some big money to get him into the ring. He’s immensely popular abroad.”

He has spoken to Hasbulla about the same. But, Hasbulla will need to uproot his life in Russia and move to USA for a couple of years to truly reach his stardom potential in the USA.

“We talk about all this stuff with Hasbulla. He has to go to the US. In the US, he is very popular. All the big celebrities and stars and promotions like WWE, NBA, hockey, American football, UFC, all these sports he is very popular. They all know him. He has to move for a couple years to the US and become maybe a billionaire. At a minimum, a millionaire. He needs to make a visa and go to USA.”

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But, he showed interest in signing Brock Lesnar, if Lesnar is up for it.

“Today, we can like, even sign Brock Lesnar. If he want, you know. If he want, we can sign him too.” H/t Fightful

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Regardless of the names he signs, Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to make sure his league becomes one of the biggest ones across the globe. In fact, he wants to implement the working styles of other sports into his league to ensure he gains maximum reach with the fans.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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