Hasbulla Magomedov was briefly arrested in Dagestan

Hasbulla suffers from dwarfism and has become a viral sensation on social media. His signing as a UFC ambassador further boosted his popularity, and he is known as “Mini Khabib.”

Hasbulla is friends with and hails from the same region as UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov. He’s also even closer to current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The two are rumored to be from the same neighborhood in Makhachkala.

People are fascinated with Hasbulla because of his childlike appearance, stemming from a genetic disorder that gives him stunted growth and a high-pitched voice.  Hasbulla is 3 ft 4 inches tall.

Hasbulla Magomedov has reportedly been arrested for driving offences in Dagestan, Russia. Along with his friends, he was arrested by the police after interfering with other cars by driving into the street and celebrating a friend’s wedding.

According to local reports, Hasbulla and his friends were taken into custody for administrative violations. A video posted by Dagestan’s Internal Affairs Ministry showed the group blocking traffic and performing doughnuts on a main road. One of the cars had a huge scratch on the side, and the video ends with a line-up of men including Hasbulla.

Dagestan’s Internal Affairs Ministry also shared footage of the arrest on their Telegram account. The caption read: “Unbridled wedding fun in Dagestan is known to many and far beyond the borders of the republic.”

“In the absence of other ways of entertainment, such a primitive option is still extremely popular – blocking roads for other road users, burning rubber, smashing cars against each other and many other features that, in fact, have nothing to do with the celebration.”

“All participants of ‘wedding emotions’, as they themselves call it, were taken to the police, and in relation to them, employees of the State Traffic Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan drew up administrative protocols for all violations.”

Hasbulla’s official Twitter account posted: “#FreeBulla”

On the other hand, his Instagram account read: “We decided to hype a little bit. That won’t happen again, people we apologise. We had to answer for it a little bit. I wasn’t driving either.”