It appears like a life span ago that Khabib Nurmagomedov followed up on his dominating 2018 drubbing of Conor McGregor by leaping out of the cage on to McGregor’s corner, sparking off a brawl in the cage that would see him and several of his have corner and schooling companions fined and suspended for their participation in the mayhem.
Khabib’s cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov finished up in the cage exchanging punches with McGregor. Teammate Islam Makhachev dove into the dogpile outdoors the cage to combat along with Khabib, having some shots in on Conor’s BFF and BJJ mentor Dillon Danis.
Now Khabib is finding some of the gang back again together for UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje on Oct 24th. In a new Instagram post, Nurmagomedov designed the announcement:
“The 3 of us will be back again a single day to UFC 254,” Khabib wrote. “Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev. In addition, there will be Umar Nurmagomedov. In short, there will be 4 fighters from our team.”
It is really worth noting that none of this is official. The UFC proceeds to scramble to get the teach tracks laid out in front of the speeding educate that is their ESPN broadcast offer during the pandemic. As a consequence, UFC 254 continues to be a largely unconfirmed hole of a card. Previous the Khabib vs. Justin Gaethje light-weight title battle, the card has just two a lot more verified fights: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, and Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris.
But Khabib and his manager Ali Abdelaziz undoubtedly have the pull to make items happen, and we really do not doubt Nurmagomedov’s Dagestani compatriots will certainly share the highlight on October 24th.
Islam Makhachev is on a quite outstanding 6 combat earn streak at light-weight and at this time sits at 18-1 with his sole UFC defeat a very first spherical KO at the hands of Adriano Martins back in 2015. Abubakar Nurmagomedov is searching to bounce again from a bad UFC begin right after acquiring subbed in the 1st spherical of November 2019’s UFC Moscow card by David Zawata.
Bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov is a different cousin of Khabib’s and UFC 254 will be his initial UFC fight — but 3rd time becoming booked for the advertising. An April booking fell out owing to Coronavirus and then a July bout was cancelled after Umar’s mentor (and Khabib’s father) Abdulmanap passed at the start off of the thirty day period. The wait around will be really worth it, however, in accordance to Umar’s manager Abdelaziz.
Umar Nurmagomedov (11-) proceeds to show why he is a leading bantamweight prospect, befuddling Sidemar Honorio with a bevy of crafty kicks en route to a dominant decision earn. Khabib’s more youthful cousin is one to enjoy. #PFL6 pic.twitter.com/pGxRS6cEjQ
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“If you have the very same blood as Khabib, you have great wrestling,” he instructed Asian MMA (by means of Lowkick MMA). “I’m telling you, he is really a better edition than Khabib. He is far better than Khabib. And I’m telling you, people today must enjoy out for him, he’s an complete killer, he’s received the putting, he’s bought the grappling, he’s got the jiu-jitsu, he’s obtained the glimpse, he’s received the swagger.”
“Khabib set Dagestan on the map, but I think Umar can make Dagestan extremely flashy. He’s the person we need to have to glimpse out for, he’s a phenom. He’s a merge of Khabib, Jon Jones, uh, like Adesanya. He’s a combo of all of that.”
What do you assume, Maniacs? Fired up for the Dagestani brawl squad to soar once again at UFC 254?