KHABIB Nurmagomedov is some of the formidable fighters in MMA, who has by no means tasted defeat in knowledgeable struggle.
The steely Russian has hit the headlines after Irish celebrity Conor Mcgregor was charged with assault after smashing his UFC rival's bus – right here's what it’s essential to find out about him.
Who is Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born in trendy-day Dagestan, Russia, on September 20 1988.
He started wrestling on the age of six, educated by his military veteran and athlete father Abdulmanap, and took up judo and the Soviet martial artwork fight sambo as an adolescent.
His made his skilled MMA debut in September 2008 and shortly turned a regional star in Russia, his sixteen-zero document incomes him a name-up from the UFC.
Nicknamed "The Eagle", and with a preventing method honed closely by the wrestling and grappling expertise of his youth, Nurmagomedov has turn into one of many stars of the franchise.
The 29-yr-previous presently holds one of many longest unbeaten streaks in MMA, with an ideal report from a complete of 25 fights.
Away from the UFC cage, the devastating Russian is a fan of FC Anzhi Makhachkala and is married with two youngsters, a daughter and a son.
What was the Conor McGregor bus incident?
Forward of UFC 223, Conor Mcgregor was charged with three counts of assault and one among felony mischief after smashing Nurmagomedov's bus in an assault alleged to have left at the very least two individuals injured.
The Irish celebrity turned himself in to cops after smashing the bus home windows with a metallic trolley throughout chaotic scenes at a media occasion in New York.
An NYPD spokesman stated: "He (McGregor) has been charged with three counts of assault and one in every of legal mischief."
Surprising footage confirmed McGregor, 29, bursting into the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn and smashing the bus rival Nurmagomedov was in with a trolley.
On the time, the UFC had gathered to advertise Saturday's present, headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway.
Following the incident, the MMA Preventing web site reported Nurmagomedov as saying: "I’m laughing inside. You broke window? Why? Come inside.
"You already know UFC don’t allow you to come inside. Should you actual gangster why don’t you come inside?
"This is huge historical past gangster place. Brooklyn. You need to speak to me? Ship me location. We’ve got to speak? I’m gonna come, no drawback."
McGregor was reportedly retaliating after Nurmagomedov confronted the Irishman's pal Artem Lobov earlier within the week.
The teams are stated to have a historical past of prolonged insults and confrontations.