Khabib’s Father Explains Childhood Bear Wrestling

July 23, 2015 10:54 am by BJPENN.COM News


Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was outed last year as the young boy in an old video showing him wrestling a bear cub. The video made its rounds on the internet with some admiring the tough Dagestani who trained with bears at a young age and others casting shame and displeasure with something like that taking place.

Either way, Nurmagomedov did come forward and say it was him, but said he didn’t remember enough to give any details on the situation.

Well, his father, Abdulmanap, told Russian media outlet ToFight.Ru this about the video:

“Firstly, a child always wants his father to see what his son is capable of. It is a pity that there was nothing more interesting when he was younger. In the end, this was a test of character more than exercise.”

BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, & Frank Trigg Talk Fighting… Eachother — EPIC! – AMAZING! – MUST WATCH!


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.