Khabib Nurmagomedov, biography, news, photo
Name: Khabib Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov)
Birthday: September 20, 1988 (30 years)
Place of birth: Sildi, Republic of Dagestan
Height: 177 cm Weight: 70 kg
Zodiac sign: Virgo ( feature )
Eastern horoscope: Dragon
BIOGRAPHY OF HABIB NURMAGOMEDOV
Habib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a fighter of mixed martial arts originally from Dagestan, who received the nickname “Eagle” among athletes. He performs in the UFC at lightweight. After the fight with Al Yakvinta in April 2018, the athlete became the first Russian in the history of the UFC with a champion title.
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
KHabib was born on September 20, 1988 in a traditional Avar family from a small Dagestan mountain village Sildi. Virtually all local men were hereditary fighters, and Habib’s relatives were no exception. His father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a master of sports in freestyle wrestling, his father’s brother is a world sambo champion in 1992, his maternal uncle is a titled wrestler.
It is not surprising that both Habib and his younger brother Abubakar followed in the footsteps of eminent relatives and were fascinated by the struggle from an early age. Their first coach was his father, who almost from the cradle was preparing his sons for a fight ring. From the age of three, Habib began to master the elementary wrestling elements, and at five he was already on the carpet.
When the boy was ten, the family moved to Makhachkala. There my father had the opportunity to recruit his own group of young talented athletes, including Habib. Up to the age of fifteen, he was not particularly different from other boys: he went to school, regularly attended trainings, and often fought with the yard children. At some point, Habib wanted to get a security guard to earn money, but the whole family opposed.
“Sport, his father said, is also work, and it is hard, and a professional athlete should not think how to earn a living, otherwise he will never reach the top. “
Becoming more mature and stronger, the guy began to stand out from the background of his rivals, and the father-coach realized that his eldest son was a unique nugget who could force the whole world to talk about himself. If before that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was relying more on judo and saw his son as a future tatami champion, then he realized that Habib is a potential leader in mixed martial arts. In addition, the guy himself was more inclined to combat sambo.
Sambo players were his idols – Fedor Emelianenko , Rustam Habilov, Rustam Mukhtarov, whose skills he still admires to this day. Each of them had a talented fighter able to learn something, and thanks to the efforts of his father, who gave him excellent basic training and inspired confidence in himself, Habib’s sporting career rushed headlong into the sky.
SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS AND FIGHTS
At 23, Nurmagomedov became the youngest Russian wrestler in UFC history. The Americans immediately appreciated the skill of Habib and invited a promising athlete to their organization. From that moment on, the worthy son of the Avar people, nicknamed “The Eagle”, conducted many battles on the main rings of the world, each of which ended in his triumph. The shepherd’s hat became a symbol of the fighter – this is how he expresses pride in his people and devotion to the Avar traditions.
The strongest rivals, such as Glaison Tibau (July 2012), Kamal Shalorus (January 2012), Tiago Tavares (January 2013), Habib could confidently send him to a knockout and defeat him with the help of his “firm” choke.
The years 2014-15 were hard for an athlete: he received several complex injuries and was out of action, although he retained the status of undefeated. In 2016, he triumphantly returned to the ring, confidently defeating Darrell Horcher. The fight with Michael Johnson finally confirmed the high level of training of the Russian wrestler: the American underestimated his opponent and was defeated in the third round. The judge was forced to stop the fight, because Habib used a painful hold – Johnson could not even ask to stop the fight.
Habib Nurmagomedov’s fight with Tony Ferguson was broken several times. They were supposed to meet in the ring in the summer of 2014, but the plans were thwarted by the injury of the Russian. In April 2016, the meeting did not take place due to the injury of Ferguson. The fight was postponed to March 2017 – and again a failure: before weighing in, Habib was hospitalized with suspicion of kidney stones
. Much hype has risen around the battle of Habib Nurmagomedov and Conor MacGregor., daring Irish nicknamed “unreal.” Immediately after the victory over Michael Johnson, not yet getting down from the ring, Nurmagomedov challenged him to a duel, calling him “Irish chicken.” McGregor did not practice in the “thrashtock”, but hinted that Nurmagomedov still had to deserve a fight with him. However, in the summer of 2017, he changed his mind. Getting ready to fight against boxer Floyd Mayweiser (and according to the rules of boxing), he nevertheless expressed a desire with the abuser in Russia. Later, Habib told in an interview that the probability of their meeting in December 2017 is very high.
However, on December 30, 2017, Nurmagomedov met in the ring not with MacGregor, but with Edson Barbosa, a wrestler from Rio de Janeiro. The father of the Russian athlete noted that Barbosa is a great drummer, but by the second round “everything will fall into place”. And so it happened, and the advantage of Habib was already evident in the first round. In the third round, the Brazilian, who bravely stood to the end, fell, and Nurmagomedov was credited with the 9th victory in the UFC and the 25th in his entire sports career.
On April 7, 2018, Habib was supposed to finally meet Tony Ferguson in the ring, but the fight was canceled again. This time through the fault of Tony – he was injured. The fact that instead of Ferguson in the ring against him will be Al Yakvinta, Nurmagomedov learned the day before the fight. The fight ended with the victory of Nurmagomedov (although Al survived all 5 rounds, and Habib failed to finish the fight early) and awarding the athlete a belt of champion in lightweight. Thus, he became the first Russian MMA fighter to win the UFC title.
PERSONAL LIFE OF HABIB NURMAGOMEDOV
Habib confesses Islam, does not drink, does not smoke, regularly makes pilgrimages with his brother to Mecca and strictly observes all the basic commandments of the Quran, including not conducting battles during Ramadan.
For me, fasting Ramadan is more important than any fight.
He tries not to dedicate anyone to his personal life, so until now others have not seen the face of his wife, carefully hidden behind a dense veil. She spends all the time at home, has a daughter (born 2015) and a son (born 2017) and prays to Allah for the success and prosperity of her famous husband.
Many well-known personalities are friends with the wrestler, including the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov . In the spring of 2017, Nurmagomedov visited the famous boxer Mike Tyson . Athletes exchanged gifts: Tyson presented the guest with an autographed glove, and Habib presented a hat to his guest, similar to his own.
HABIB NURMAGOMEDOV NOW
The Russian is still eager to fight with Tony Ferguson , but the battle with MacGregor, which took place on October 6, 2018, ended in victory for the Dagestan. In the first round, the advantage was for Habib, who used the corporate fighting seizure. The Irishman lay on the floor for almost all 5 minutes. The second round was also held under the leadership of Nurmagomedov. In the third round, the fighters met in stand, McGregor struck several blows to the opponent, but it was obvious that he was exhausted.
But the battle did not end there. Without waiting for the verdict of the judges, Nurmagomedov left the octagon and rushed into the hall. A clash occurred with Dillon Denis, Jiu-Jitsu Coach from the McGregor Team. At this time, two people from the Dagestan team attacked Conor. The police hurried to the ring. Victory Nurmagomedova counted, but his three comrades were taken to the police. The Irishman did not write a statement to them; he later tweeted that he wanted a rematch.