Khabib Nurmagomedov's BiographyKhabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a mixed martial artist from Dagestan, has received the nickname «Eagle» among athletes. He performs at lightweight in the UFC. After the battle with El Yakvinta in April 2018, the athlete became the first Russian in the history of the UFC with the championship title.
Childhood and early lifeKhabib was born on September 20, 1988, in a traditional Avar family from the small Dagestanian mountain village of Sildi. Almost all local men were hereditary wrestlers, and Khabib's relatives were no exception. His father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a master of sports in freestyle wrestling, his father's brother is the world champion in sambo in 1992, and his maternal uncle is a titled wrestler.
Sports achievements and fightsAt the age of 23, Nurmagomedov became the youngest Russian wrestler in the history of the UFC. The Americans immediately appreciated the skill of Khabib and invited the prospective athlete to his organization. From that moment on, the worthy son of the Avar people, nicknamed "Eagle", held many fights on the main rings of the world, each of them ended in his triumph. The symbol of the wrestler was a shepherd's cap – this is how he expresses the pride of his people and devotion to the traditions of the Avars.
The fight with Michael Johnson finally confirmed the high level of training of the Russian wrestler: the American underestimated the opponent and was defeated in the third round. The judge was forced to stop the fight, as Khabib used a submission lock – Johnson could not even ask to stop the fight.
A lot of splashes were made around the failed fight of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, a daring Irish nicknamed «Unreal». Immediately after the victory over Michael Johnson, not yet descended from the ring, Nurmagomedov called Conor to a duel, naming him «an Irish chicken».
McGregor did not begin to practice on a «trash-talk», but hinted that Nurmagomedov needs to earn the fight with him. However, in the summer of 2017, he changed his mind. Being in full preparation for a fight against boxer Floyd Mayweather (and according to the rules of boxing), he still expressed a desire to fight with the abuser in Russia. Later, Khabib said in an interview that the probability of their meeting in December 2017 is very high.