Archive: Khabib Nurmagomedov

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,...

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 MMAJunkie.com 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”

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:

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,...