Hasbulla Magomedov is a 20-year-old Dagestani viral star.
Hasbulla is referred to as “Mini Khabib” because one of the first videos of his that went viral showcased him copying a signature sequence Khabib Nurmagomedov uses in most his bouts.
Hasbulla is about 1 meter tall or 3 feet and 3.37 inches in height. He weighs around 16 kg.
Hasbulla’s stardom has since eclipsed the MMA community. During the pandemic, when everyone was spending all their time on the internet, Hasbulla provided plenty of comment and was an instant hit globally so much so that Dana White wouldn’t dismiss UFC signing Hasbulla when he first met him in Abu Dhabi over a year ago.
Hasbulla was there to watch Islam Makhchaev’s bout against Dan Hooker and even got taken to the cage afterwards by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
It is likely that Hasbulla and the UFC have worked out a deal for him to face his longtime foe Abdu Rozik. A singer from Dagestan who has the matching genetic condition.
It’s unclear if the event would be an MMA bout or if it’s even real due to the nature of his genetic condition. It could be a ploy to promote his UFC walk out merch – prized at the staggering 109$.
Hasbulla posted.“The rumors are true. I have officially signed a deal to fight in the UFC! Details will be revealed by the end of the year. Thank you to @ufc , @danawhite , @khabib_nurmagomedov , @sungurov_usa , @justinozuna and everyone who helped make this dream become a reality. All my fans will be able to buy a Hasbulla fight kit soon on UFC.com and hasbulla.com.”
Francis Ngannou, the heavyweight champion of the UFC, joked in response on Twitter, writing: ‘I think I have my next title defense @Hasbulla_NFT’. He posted it along with a mocked-up image of Hasbulla raising his fists.
Hasbulla and Nurmagomedov are anticipated to support Islam Makhachev when he challenges former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi the following week.