Archive: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Mar 16, 2015 8:56 am

Cowboy: I’m coming for that belt

Donald Cerrone has gone 14-3 since joining the UFC ranks in February of 2011. Cerrone’s 3 losses have come against Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Two of those three men fought in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas (Pettis and dos Anjos). “Cowboy”, like most of...

Dec 6, 2014 11:08 pm

Anthony Pettis: I’m Injury Free, Give Me Khabib!

Anthony Pettis spent a long time away from the octagon and he wants to get right back in there after his victory over Gilbert Melendez tonight at UFC 181. At the post fight press conference, Pettis was asked if he was willing to fight #2 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. His response was quick and positive...

Nov 10, 2014 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To “Beat All Americans” For US Sanctions On Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov made his MMA broadcasting debut recently in Novosibirsk where he was asked about a possible matchup against Alexander Sarnavsky, who came up through the MMA ranks in Russia as an undefeated fighter, much like Nurmagomedov. “When I was in Russia and Alexander was in Russia, we were both undefeated,” said Khabib. “There were...


Nov 3, 2014 8:25 pm

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Enjoys Las Vegas

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov hit up Las Vegas with some friends to visit the Stratosphere observation deck. Nurmagomedov is currently in Vegas under the care of the UFC’s knee surgeon, who is aiding ‘The Eagle’ in rehabbing his knee after tearing his meniscus earlier this year. Stratosphere thriller rides In Las Vegas A photo posted...

Oct 13, 2014 8:56 pm

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Some Scary Training Partners

Khabib Nurmagomedov is preparing to return from having a torn meniscus, and as we reported last week HERE, he is getting into some light sparring as well. With that, ‘The Eagle’ posted the following photo of himself with some of the younger fighters at the gym. Loading Сегодня боксировал с Билялом и Аюбом, теперь они...

Oct 13, 2014 8:56 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Back Training

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov is itching for a chance to get back into the Octagon. Leading up to UFC 178, Nurmagomedov spoke out against Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez, saying both men are behind him for a title shot (Read about that HERE). Loading It's just the beginning. Already started light boxing sparring. In 45 days,...

Oct 2, 2014 9:27 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Slams ‘Paper Champion’ Pettis

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been campaigning for a title shot recently. Prior to UFC 178, ‘The Eagle’ took aim at co-main event fighter Donald Cerrone, who many believe has earned a title shot (Read about it HERE). Now Khabib has shifted his sights back to lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is currently slated to fight Gilbert...

Sep 27, 2014 5:07 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov With Demetrious Johnson

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson took some time out of his busy schedule ahead of his title defense against Chris Cariaso tonight to stop and snap a picture with UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Sep 26, 2014 11:16 am

Khabib ‘Cowboy Can Shut Up, I Am The Next Lightweight Contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181. Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports. “Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson,...

Sep 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this December! UFC officials announced today that the Stockton slugger will square off with perennial contender Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13. Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will fight for the first time since November of 2013, where he scored a...

Sep 22, 2014 5:07 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Doing Rehab For Injured Knee

Khabib Nurmagomedov was supposed to fight Donald Cerrone, but after suffering a torn meniscus, Khabib was forced out of the fight. Despite not having another fight scheduled, The Eagle hit the stationary bike to rehab his injured knee.

Sep 21, 2014 10:51 am

Khabib To Alvarez: Win A Few Fights Before Asking For A Title Shot

Earlier this month Bellator finally released lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez from his contract. That very same day, Alvarez was signed to the UFC, and agreed to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 on September 27th. Alvarez stated that he wants to fight UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis after Gilbert Melendez gets his shot at the...

Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm

QUICK TWITT | Khabib Can’t Hold Pettis Down

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis has a long list of title challengers. Most vocal however is Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomdeov, who recently said the champ is no match for his wrestling. (Find that HERE). Anthony’s Longtime wrestling coach and training partner, Ben Askren said that’s just not so. Check it: [email protected]_drama: @Benaskren Do you think Khabib...

Sep 16, 2014 12:51 pm

Khabib: ‘Anthony Pettis doesn’t want this’

“I think he [doesn’t] want this fight. I am no good for his style. My pressure, my wrestling, my top control, it’s no good for him. He said he wants to fight Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz lose many times in the UFC, and I am undefeated. I am the next contender. But he’s not saying...

Sep 11, 2014 5:11 am

Nurmagomedov: Anthony Pettis ‘Easy Money’ Fight

Top UFC lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov used last night’s UFC Tonight broadcast to take some shots at UFC lightweight champ, Anthony Pettis. According to the program, Khabib admitted that he wanted to smash Cerrone, that he beat dos Anjos 200%, and that he is the division’s number 1 contender. The Russian based fighter said that Anthony...

Sep 8, 2014 4:25 pm

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Needs New Haters

Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off surgery for a torn meniscus, but has no set return date yet. Khabib posted the above picture on his Instagram. Who do you want to see Khabib fight in his return bout?

Sep 1, 2014 5:08 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Training With Cain Velasquez

Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off surgery to repair a torn meniscus, however he took some time to head down to American Kickboxing Academy and train with Cain Velasquez. Nurmagomedov was supposed to sign to fight Donald Cerrone prior to tearing his meniscus. No word has emerged yet as to when The Eagle will return to...

Aug 4, 2014 9:29 am

Khabib Believes Alcohol And Women Make Athletes Weak

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is as tough as they come, the Dagestan native, who is also a Muslim, believes that an athlete needs to focus on his training and not focus on women, alcohol, and partying. While this attitude is seldom found among professional athletes, it is certainly something Nurmagomedov should be given credit...

Jul 24, 2014 9:56 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Knee Surgery A Success

After being forced to withdraw from his scheduled date with Donald Cerrone, top UFC lightweight fighter Khabib Nurmagomdeov underwent knee surgery and it went well. The Russian based AKA fighter is expected to make a return to action in early 2015.

Jul 22, 2014 8:24 am

BREAKING – Khabib Nurmagomedov Tears Meniscus, Out Until 2015

After Dana White announced last week that the bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone was off due to a knee injury sustained by Khabib, nobody knew the extent of the injury. Today Nurmagomedov’s manager Mike Constantino broke the news to MMAFighting.com that Khabib would have to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and...

Jul 18, 2014 12:24 pm

Dana White Confirms Nurmagomedov Blew Knee 20 Minutes After Signing Cerrone Deal

  Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov nearly got the scrap they’ve been asking for against each other. According to UFC President Dana White, the fight was a done deal for a September UFC event, and 20 minutes after signing, Khabib pulled out. Here’s Dana’s recount: “That fight was done. Joe Silva sent the email out,...

Jul 17, 2014 2:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Nurmagomedov Asks The UFC To Test Him With Cerrone Bout

Following Donald Cerrone’s win over Jim Miller (Replay HERE), top UFC lightweight fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov is asking for a date with a Cowboy. This bout is actually expected to take place, with the winner getting a crack at the UFC title. Check it: I want 5 rounds with @Cowboycerrone , I want to test myself,...

Jul 15, 2014 9:01 am

Donald Cerrone Calls Out Khabib Nurmagomedov

Donald Cerrone spoke with MMA Fight Corner about his upcoming fight against Jim Miller tomorrow night, and that if he wins, he will then go for a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov. “Everyone’s scared to fight this guy. I’m not. I don’t care and I’ll get in there and fight him,” Cerrone stated. “Fighting for that...

Jul 9, 2014 5:28 pm

Khabib Expecting To Face ‘Cerrone vs. Miller’ Winner

“There are so many questions about my next fight but I have no any answer yet. I’m just waiting phone call from the UFC. But I think most likely my next fight will be against the winner of Cerrone – Miller bout.” In a recent interview with Russian Media Outlet, MMABoxing.ru, top UFC lightweight fighter,...