An outdated video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic questioning Urijah Faber concerning the power of Khabib Nurmagomedov has emerged.
All through UFC historical past, we’ve seen only a few fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Eagle’ retired from blended martial arts final 12 months with an unbelievable 29-0 report, ending his run as UFC light-weight champion with submission wins over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje – three of the most effective 155-pounders of this or some other era.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a real enigma
Everybody marvels at Khabib Nurmagomedov and what he’s capable of do. That was additionally true a number of years again, as seen within the following footage from summer time 2019 of soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former UFC title contender Urijah Faber. The dialog went as follows:
Ibrahimovic: How good is Khabib?
Faber: He’s good. I believe the mentality is it. I don’t suppose the ability set is the factor.
Ibrahimovic: I imply he comes from the mountains, they haven’t any meals up there, preventing bears!
Zlatan went on to ask whether or not Urijah thought Khabib might beat Poirier, with ‘The California Child’ noting that he would. After all, Faber’s prediction wound up coming to fruition at UFC 242.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a wholly completely different breed of fighter when stacked towards a number of the different pound-for-pound greats. But, there’s in all probability at all times going to be some intrigue behind the thought of him coming again to go after that elusive 30-0 report.
Alas, his mom made it crystal clear that she didn’t need that to occur, which might be why we’re most unlikely to see Khabib Nurmagomedov compete contained in the cage once more.
The identical is nearly definitely true for Urijah Faber, who final competed in December 2019, dropping by way of head kick knockout to former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan.
The dialog above probably happened throughout Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s days at LA Galaxy, however now, he’s again over in Europe with AC Milan for what’s going to probably be the previous couple of months of his profession.
As for Khabib Nurmagomedov, he appears to be having fun with his enterprise ventures and training tasks outdoors of the preventing sphere.