Dana White can be rather ruthless to pro fighters but he’s shown a different side of himself towards viral phenomenon Hasbulla Magomedov.
19 year old Hasbulla Magomedov has a Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), also known as dwarfism. This stunts growth and is the reason for Hasbulla’s childlike features and high-pitched voice. Likewise for his arch rival Abdu Rozik.
Hasbulla is about 1 meter tall or 3 feet and 3.37 inches in height. He weighs around 16 kg.
Many refer to him as the mini Khabib – this is due to the fact he’s been able to copy Khabib’s moves in one of his first videos that went viral.
But all things considered, Hasbulla is unlikely to ever fight. Some individuals suffering from dwarfism may have an unnatural life expectancy – but this doesn’t necessarily apply to him.
Dana White recently went on a Spinning Backfist Podcast – and jokingly revealed Hasbulla is ready to make his debut.
Previously Hasbulla accompanied Khabib Nurmagomedov when he coached Islam Makhachev to a victory over Dan Hooker.
UFC 278 will take place on August 20, 2022. The card is slated to feature Luke Rockhold’s return to the octagon against Paulo Costa. No other fights have been announced for the event.
White is clearly joking in the clip. Previously he addressed the possibility saying.
White told Pardon My Take: “I don’t know if he wants to get involved.”
“From what I hear, his father is super protective of him. If that’s the case, you don’t want your kid fighting.”
But last week White admitted that there was definitely a chance the fight could go ahead.
He told Barstool Sports: “I love the kid. ”
“Is there more than a zero per cent chance [of him fighting?] Yes.”