One Minute #BREAKDOWN: @TeamKhabib vs #BEAR.
Mr. Nurmagomedov has been wrestling a lifetime. This is fun, yes, but we are lucky to witness it. He is a Fighting Fish + smashing other men is his water. #Genius.@ufc @danawhite @CraigBorsari @ZachCandito @joerogan @TheNotoriousMMA pic.twitter.com/cbgjIvUXrI
— Robin Black (@robinblackmma) April 4, 2018
One of the pillars of the Khabib Nurmagomedov legend is his wrestling match with a bear. Granted, this wrestling match occurred when Nurmagomedov and bear were both very young and relatively harmless, but the fact is that the undefeated Dagestani lightweight is one of the few people on earth who can claim he’s fought a member of the ursine species.
Amazingly, there’s actually video of this Khabib vs. Bear grappling showdown, which you’ve probably encountered on the Internet before. What this video has always lacked, however, is expert, in-depth commentary. MMA analyst extraordinaire Robin Black has finally changed that.
In one of the recent instalments of his popular One-Minute Breakdown series, Black provided commentary for Nurmagomedov’s battle with the bear, and it’s pretty entertaining. See bBack’s video at the top of this post!
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next contest will occur this Saturday, in the main event of UFC 223, when he on UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway for the lightweight title. Holloway stepped in to replace the injured Tony Ferguson on just six days notice.
Nurmagomedov will enter the UFC 223 main event with a 25-0 professional record, having never been defeated as a professional fighter. His last nine wins have occurred in the UFC’s Octagon, where he’s thwarted game opposition such as Thiago Tavares, Abel Trujillo, Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza.
Holloway, meanwhile, is on a crazy, 12-fight streak of his own. Highlights of this run include dominant defeats of Andre Fili, Akira Corassani, Cub Swanson, Charles Oliveira, Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas, Anthony Pettis, and featherweight legend Jose Aldo (twice). His overall record stands at an impressive 19-3.
Who do you think comes out on top in UFC 223’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Max Holloway main event?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/4/2018.