[81] The shirt sold for $100,000 and the donation was matched by UFC president Dana White. The hearing was expected to determine the final disciplinary outcome of the post-fight brawl. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The 29-year-old impressively beat Darren Till at UFC's Fight Island 3 in July to bounce back from his loss to Israel Adesanya. [34], Nurmagomedov defeated Abel Trujillo on 25 May 2013 at UFC 160 via unanimous decision. [30], Nurmagomedov next defeated Gleison Tibau on 7 July 2012 at UFC 148 via unanimous decision. [121] McGregor ran up alongside the slowly moving bus and then ran past it to grab a metal equipment dolly, which he then threw at the bus's window, before trying to throw other objects in the vicinity. [126], McGregor and others involved initially fled the Barclays Center after the incident. [144] On 29 January 2019, the NSAC announced a nine-month suspension for Nurmagomedov, (retroactive to October 6, 2018) and a $500,000 fine. Date . For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. [32], Nurmagomedov's next fight was against Thiago Tavares on 19 January 2013 at UFC on FX 7. [114] He is a fan of Anzhi Makhachkala, Galatasaray, Real Madrid and Liverpool F.C., as well as the Russian national football team. [57] Nurmagomedov voiced his displeasure on social media, calling Alvarez a "bullshit champ" for refusing the fight and opting for a bout with McGregor instead,[58] accusing the UFC of being a "freak show". [135], On 12 September 2018, Chiesa announced a lawsuit against McGregor, saying that he "experienced pain, suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life" as a result of the attack.[136]. [101], As with other ground-and-pound fighters, such as Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch, Nurmagomedov's ground-and-pound fighting style has led to polarizing opinions. "[141] He later posted on Instagram that he had warned McGregor that he would pay for everything he had done on 6 October. The 2009 WCSF World Championships were postponed to April 2010 in Kiev, Ukraine, from its usual December schedule the year prior. View our online Press Pack. has vowed to make the champion see blood. On October 6, 2018, following his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Nurmagomedov jumped the octagon fence and charged toward McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis, who provoked Nurmagomedov from outside the octagon reportedly calling him a 'fucking Muslim rat'. [59], In lieu of a title shot, Nurmagomedov next faced Michael Johnson on 12 November 2016 at UFC 205. [100] UFC referee Herb Dean stated Nurmagomedov constantly talks to his opponents during fights. ", "2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championships", "Herb Dean on What Khabib Says During His Fights - Joe Rogan", "Randy Couture on potential UFC 229 buyrate, calls Khabib Nurmagomedov 'brilliant, "Joe Rogan: Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov is 'most terrifying lightweight contender, "Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Eagle Continues To Soar", "5 true facts about Khabib's wife Mrs. Nurmagomedova", "EA Apologizes To Muslim UFC Fighter For Giving Him Christian Victory Celebration", "What is the hat Khabib Nurmagomedov wears and did he actually wrestle a bear? For other inquiries, Contact Us. A 16-0 record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine was enough to get a call up from the UFC. [72], On Friday, 3 August 2018, UFC announced that Nurmagomedov would make his first defence of his lightweight title against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on 6 October in Las Vegas. He was given two hours to cut to the lightweight maximum of 156 pounds, but elected instead to surrender a percentage of his fight purse to Trujillo and the bout was contested at a catchweight. The Brazilian has endured a rough welterweight tenure and will return to his original weight class where he hasn't won since 2015. [132][133] On 12 April 2018, McGregor hired lawyer Bruce Mafeo of Cozen O'Connor to represent him in this matter. [69][70] On 6 April, Holloway was pulled from the fight after the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) declared him unfit to compete due to extreme weight cutting, and replaced by Al Iaquinta. [60] Nurmagomedov dominated the fight and was heard telling Dana White to give him a title shot as he mauled Johnson, winning via submission in the third round. [35] In the course of the fight, Nurmagomedov set a new UFC record for the most takedowns in a single fight with 21 successful takedowns out of 28 attempts. On 5 April 2018, during promotional appearances for UFC 223, McGregor and a group of about twenty others were let into the Barclays Center by credentialed members of his promotional team. Khabib Nurmagomedov will take centre stage at UFC 254 as he goes head-to-head with Justin Gaethje in the most eagerly-anticipated bout of the … [117], In May 2020, Nurmagomedov's father Abdulmanap was placed in a medically-induced coma after contracting COVID-19 following a heart surgery. [105], Nurmagomedov is a Sunni Muslim. [44], Nurmagomedov was briefly linked to a bout with Donald Cerrone on 27 September 2014 at UFC 178. This is very important to me. [26][27] Later, Khabib's father revealed in an interview that due to a contract dispute with ProFC they had 11 court cases contesting the legitimacy of Khabib's UFC contract. Guys, you cannot talk about these things. Welterweight debut. [106] He speaks several languages, including Avar, Russian, English, Turkish, and Arabic. UFC 242: Khabib & Poirier Octagon Interview Athletes. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Meanwhile, heavyweight duo Walt Harris and Alexander Volkov will both be looking to bounce back from recent losses against Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes respectively against each other. [41] Nurmagomedov expressed his disappointment, appearing on The MMA Hour, "If they say that they're willing to fight the best, they should fight the best. 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[48], Nurmagomedov was expected to face Tony Ferguson on 11 December 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. [138][139] McGregor was then attacked inside the octagon by two of Nurmagomedov's cornermen from behind, Zubaira Tukhugov and Esed Emiragaev. [82], Nurmagomedov was scheduled to defend his title against Tony Ferguson on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249. In his post-fight interview Nurmagomedov said that he would be selling the shirt Poirier gave him and donating the proceeds to Poirier's charity. He has a daughter born 1 June 2015 and a son born 30 December 2017. [104] His son was named after Khabib's great-grandfather – Magomed Nurmagomedov. UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier was a mixed martial arts pay-per-view event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on September 7, 2019 at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. [134] McGregor pleaded no contest to a count of disorderly conduct and was ordered to perform five days of community service and attend anger management classes. On this day six years ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov continued his winning streak when he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). [63][64], Nurmagomedov faced Edson Barboza on 30 December 2017 at UFC 219. [53] Nurmagomedov won the one-sided fight by TKO in the second round. He was eligible to compete again on 6 July 2019. [142] Khabib's father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, later said he had forgiven Conor McGregor for everything and invited him to Russia to train in combat sambo. [130][131] Under the bail conditions negotiated by his then attorney, Jim Walden, and set by the judge, McGregor is allowed to travel without restriction. [108] He is a cousin of fellow UFC fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov. • Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. [52] Ferguson was replaced by promotional newcomer Darrell Horcher at a catchweight of 160 lb. [83], Nurmagomedov is scheduled to defend the UFC Lightweight Championship in a unification bout against Justin Gaethje on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254. Get unlimited access to the world’s largest fight library, international fights, prelim bouts, and exclusive video. He is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. However, Nurmagomedov was unable to leave Russia as Russia restricted air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elsewhere, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will take on Jared Cannonier in the UFC 254 co-main event. On 31 August 2019, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov announced to the Russian media that Khabib and his wife are expecting their third child. You Won't Believe The Name of McGregor's New Lawyer", "Conor McGregor avoids jail time with plea deal for Brooklyn melee", "Conor McGregor: UFC fighter Michael Chiesa to sue Irishman over bus attack", https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2799783-tmz-conors-teammate-dillon-danis-called-khabib-a-f-king-muslim-rat-at-fight, "Khabib's cousin has explained what happened after Conor McGregor punched him", "Khabib's cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov shows damage inflicted on him by Conor McGregor", "На Макгрегора напали после боя. [43] He won the fight via unanimous decision. [54], In September, Nurmagomedov signed two contracts for a title shot against the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez, on either the UFC 205 or the UFC 206 fight card, with Dana White confirming the bout for UFC 205. [107] He frequently wears a papakha hat, part of his Dagestani Avar culture, after fights and during promotions. 1 pound-for-pound fighter", "Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes Russia's biggest social media star after win", "Хабиб Нурмагомедов: Поразило, сколько людей было на взвешивании. If they want, I'll take them both at once in the cage. In 2011, he competed in seven fights for the ProFC promotion, all of which he won by TKO or submission. Only Nurmagomedov was eligible to win the championship, as Iaquinta weighed in 0.2 pounds over the championship weight limit. [75] The event drew 2.4 million pay-per-view buys, the most ever for an MMA event. Catchweight (158.5 lb) bout; Nurmagomedov missed weight. These included a first-round armbar finish of future Bellator title challenger Shahbulat Shamhalaev, which marked his M-1 Global debut. [140] Zubaira Tukhugov, a Chechen fighter, was scheduled to fight on 27 October 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith against Artem Lobov, the McGregor team member who was confronted by Nurmagomedov in April 2018. Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and compiled four wins in under a month. [143], The NSAC filed a formal complaint against both Nurmagomedov and McGregor and on 24 October, the NSAC voted to approve a motion to release half of Nurmagomedov's $2 million fight payout immediately. [127] He and a fellow accused turned themselves in that night: he was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.