Khabib’s Father Explains Childhood Bear Wrestling


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.”

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