Hasbulla Magomedov has allegedly signed a 5-year deal with the UFC. Hasbulla, popularly nicknamed as “mini Khabib,” attended UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi in October of last year and left quite an impact.
Hasbulla was spotted with MMA icon Khabib Nurmagomedov when Islam Makhachev defeated Dan Hooker. Hasbulla also had the same privilege to see Petr Yan beat Cory Sandhagen from cageside and Glover Teixeira defeat Jan Blachowicz.
Hasbulla has signed a five-year deal with the UFC, according to MMA writer Igor Lazorin. Although the agreement does not call for any Octagon appearances, it does imply that Hasbulla will assist in advertising future UFC events.
Igor Lazorin wrote:
“This is a blast from the face! Hasbulla signed a five year contract with UFC! So far in the plan – attending tournaments, media activity. We will not talk about the amounts in detail, but there they are such that many fighters do not get that much. Hasbulla signed 5 year contract with UFC!”
Additionally, Hasbulla was mentioned by UFC President Dana White in a prior Bar Stool Sports interview.
“So I’m going to tell you something. So the video that he sent saying ‘Dana White I’m coming to Abu Dhabi and UFC’, so when I posted that with me on the plane saying ‘I’m coming’, it’s the biggest post that I’ve ever posted.”
“I have 6.7 million followers on Instagram, 6.4 million people watched that video. Is that f*cking crazy?!”
The UFC president was then questioned over the meeting with Hasbulla and whether or not there was a potential that Hasbulla would make an appearance inside the Octagon.
White referred to the encounter as “incredible.” He added: “I love the kid. Is there more than a zero percent chance? Yes.”
Hasbulla has been in the MMA news recently as a result of his Twitter exchange with Conor McGregor. Hasbulla called McGregor a “bum” by McGregor when he threatened to “punt” Hasbulla.