When it comes to making bets, the Dagestani wreslters are all in. Recently, Makhachev made that abundantly clear in a friendly wager with Usman Nurmagomedov. Following the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov, his team showcased remarkable talents ready to shine.
Makhachev and Usman Nurmagomedov emerged as two of the most promising talents from Team Khabib. Makhachev continued Khabib’s legacy by becoming the reigning UFC lightweight champion, while Usman achieved similar success in Bellator FC.
Both stars are exceptional athletes, and their success can be attributed, in part, to the tight-knit brotherhood and supportive training community they share. However, it’s not all serious training; Dagestani stars are known for their banter, and recently, a video went viral in which Usman found himself on the losing side of a bet against Makhachev.
In the video, Usman can be heard challenging the UFC champion to throw his empty cup into a nearby dustbin. He taunted, “You’re not going to hit it, brother. If you do, I’ll do 40 push-ups.”
To everyone’s surprise, Makhachev expertly tossed the cup into the dustbin, winning the bet. This victory led Usman to perform 40 push-ups right there in the parking lot. Makhachev couldn’t resist a little teasing and remarked, “Who said Usman is lazy? Look at him. Not only is he on his phone all day, but he also does push-ups in the streets,” in a playful, sarcastic tone.
Although not bound by blood, Makhachev and Usman share a deep bond forged through years of intensive training and a genuine friendship. It’s common to see both starsenjoying some lighthearted moments before their next challenges.
A while ago their team went viral when a clip of the team leader dolling out punishment for unruly haircuts surfaced online.
In the video, a coach at the gym meticulously inspects the hair of the students, and those whose hair exceeds the specified length receive a rather unconventional form of discipline—a swift smack with a long bamboo stick. This unique disciplinary approach is captured in a video.
“Khabib’s gym enforces a haircut code that brooks no violation. If you cross the line, this is the consequence.”
Throughout his illustrious career, Khabib Nurmagomedov consistently maintained a short hairstyle. This choice isn’t merely a matter of aesthetics; it reflects an essential aspect of ‘The Eagle’s’ character, one rooted in simplicity and candor.
Nurmagomedov has frequently spoken about how his upbringing in a rural village in Dagestan profoundly influenced his perspective on life’s necessities. During a weight cut for one of his fights, the UFC legend candidly stated:
“I’m not in this for the money. I have water, bread. I don’t need anything. I am a mountain guy, and everything is good. All I need is this coveted belt.”