Archive: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Jun 23, 2014 8:50 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Targeting September Return, Puts Division On Notice

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is anxious to return to UFC action after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos in April, but is looking ahead to a potential bout in September. The Eagle’s manager spoke to about who he would like to see his client fight. “Khabib is ready to go from September on. He had...

Jun 8, 2014 3:17 pm

Anthony Pettis & Khabib Nurmagomedov Engage In Twitter Beef

Anthony Pettis is sure to come under fire from time-to-time due to his inactivity, and last night was no different. Following Benson Henderson’s win over Rustam, the lightweight champ tweeted the following: Three peat??? — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 8, 2014 That one comment was all Khbabib Nurmagomedov needed to get things going: @Showtimepettis I'm...

Jun 2, 2014 1:25 pm

Quick Twitt: Khabib Nurmagomedov Spars a Bear (AGAIN!)

By now we all know Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestled bears as a child, now it appears The Eagle is back to his old ways with this recent Tweet. The caption reads, “Today after hard sparring day, with my best sparring partner” Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 22, 2014 5:14 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Winner of Miller vs. Cerrone

Khabib can’t start training for a fight until after Ramadan. So while he’s on the shelf, the Russian born Sambo Master is hoping to wait out the Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone ‘Fight Night’ main event, on FOX Sports 1, and get the winner. UFC Tonight broke the story during tonight’s broadcast, but the UFC...

May 15, 2014 9:38 am

Khabib Wants One More Fight Before Title Shot

“I was really relaxed [against Dos Anjos].It felt like sparring to me. I even felt I didn’t warm up enough. We had a plan and I was able to execute it 100%. Train hard, fight easy. As you could see I was victorious. “It was probably the first fight when I felt I could go...

May 5, 2014 5:35 pm

Khabib Pokes Fun At Thomson Phone Scandal, Offers To Fight Either Diaz Anytime

UFC lightweight fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov is no stranger to the fight callout. The unbeaten, Russian based, fighter has tried effortlessly to get top lightweights to fight him. In the wake of the recent Josh Thomson twitter scandal, Nurmagomedov thought he’d have a bit of fun. Check it: My phone wasn't stolen last night while at...

May 5, 2014 11:01 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Wrestles A Bear

We recently saw a childhood Khabib wrestling a bear for training. If we are to believe his recent posting on Instagram, that bear is still around. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 3, 2014 12:34 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Turned Down A Fight With Donald Cerrone Due to Ramadan

  The MMA world is eagerly awaiting the recently announced match up between UFC lightweights Donald Cerrrone and Jim Miller. The two highly ranked fighters will meet on July 16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at UFC Fight Night 45. The announcement was of course welcomed by fight fans but it also raised a very...

May 1, 2014 10:47 am

Cerrone Eyes Third 2014 Opponent, Khabib/Johnson Top Short List Of Options

After successfully dispatching Edson Barboza two-weeks ago at UFC on FOX 11 (See the replay HERE), Donald Cerrone has reportedly booked his next fight. We just don’t know who that is yet. At the top of the list is of course, rising lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov. But also on the radar for the UFC’s most fan...

Apr 28, 2014 12:32 pm

Miller Wants Fight with Nurmagomedov

Coming off his impressive first-round submission win over Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172, veteran Jim Miller didn’t bat an eye when asked about facing Khabib Nurmagomedov next. “I love that fight,” Miller told MMA Junkie. “I know how to strike, I know how to grapple, and I sure know how to wrestle, too. So I...

Apr 22, 2014 12:14 pm

Khabib Puts 155 On Notice: ‘Learn Wrestling If You Want To Compete With Me’

Russian born Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t slowed down since his start in the sport of MMA. After mastering the Russian art of Combat Sambo, he transitioned into the world of Mixed Martial Arts and has gone on a rarely matched 22-0 run against the world’s best fighters. Many believe he’s the biggest threat to UFC champion,...

Apr 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Khabib Wants Title Shot, Will Settle On Cerrone, Grant Or Diaz

“If they do not announce me as the next challenger for the title, then my next fight will likely take place in the autumn… I do not know who my opponent will be. I will eventually get them all. If the situation will develop in this way, then I would gladly take a fight against...

Apr 18, 2014 6:05 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms His Bear Wrestling Past

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday on the UFC on FOX 11 preliminary card. A video surfaced on the internet a few months ago that apparently featured a then nine-year-old Nurmagomedov wrestling a bear cub. During a recent interview with, the UFC lightweight confirmed his involvement in the bizarre...

Apr 7, 2014 8:43 am

Rustam Khabilov On Benson Henderson Fight: ‘Good fight for me – [But] I don’t think is good fight for him’

  Rustam Khabilov recently sat down with for an interview, where they discussed everything from his upcoming fight with Benson Henderson, to name mix-ups, to what we can expect from the Dagestani-born fighter in the future.   (You can read the full interview here. Specific quotes via     On His upcoming fight with Benson Henderson:    “[Benson...

Mar 13, 2014 9:40 am

The MMA ‘Russian Invasion’ That Never Was

You know that new influx of Russian fighters we’re seeing in MMA? Well, it turns out… you don’t. Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie caught up with Murat Keshtov, head of the K Dojo Warrior Tribe in New Jersey (the gym which houses many of these “new Russian fighters”), and Murat explained exactly why we might...

Feb 18, 2014 7:44 am

Rafael dos Anjos Coach: Nurmagomedov is the Russian version of Chael Sonnen

It was recently announced that top lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off at the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 event in Orlando, Florida this April. According to dos Anjos coach Rafael Cordeiro, Nurmagomedov needs a lesson in respect, especially in regards to the sport of jiu-jitsu, as he told in a...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Jan 21, 2014 9:43 am

Edson Barboza Calls Out Diaz, Miller, Cerrone – Wants Top Of The Division

There have always been fighters who have stayed relevant in their respected division without reaching the top. Those fighters have become somewhat of “gate keepers” to up and coming fighters in the weight class. And, of course, when in that position it is inevitable that someone is going to call you out. Take Michael Bisping...

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Jan 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Dana White: Renegotiating Nate Diaz Contract Makes No Sense

“I don’t dislike the kid, I like the kid very much. You’ve won one of your last three fights and you’re looking for a contract renegotiation? The kid makes money, the kid makes very good money, and to ask for more money to fight makes no sense. Or he wants a title fight … makes...

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...

Jan 13, 2014 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 13, 2014 6:41 am

Diaz manager: “Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone.”

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov has been having trouble finding an opponent as of late. Since defeating Pat Healy via unanimous decision at UFC 165 it seems that no one is game enough to step up. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, but Melendez called it off soon after....