Khabib Nurmagomedov had a lot going on during UFC 272. Nurmagomedov was visibly upset after his pupil was robbed by a referee and proud cheater opponent. In addition to this, Nurmagomedov was there coaching his brother Umar – and he even got the surprise of the night when UFC announced him as the latest Hall of fame inductee.
Nurmagomedov’s impressions of UFC 272 are only now settling. The UFC Hall of famer shared a funny jab at podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan on his social media. Nurmagomedov wrote:
“Joe Rogan you should have remembered this name ?,
Umar Nurmagomedov is a problem”
Rogan famously referred to Nurmagomedov as Khabib for the majority of his tenure in the UFC. This is pretty ironic considering that Nurmagomedov is already a westernized version of the Nurmagomedov last name. During a previous appearance on an MMA podcast Khabib clarified that his last name is actually pronounced Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmohamadov and not Nurmagomedov as it’s now commonly used.
This wasn’t the only screw up for Rogan leading up to UFC 272 – Joe Rogan again became the talk of the town in the MMA world on Friday, March 4th when he mispronounced two fighter’s names at the ceremonial weigh-ins.
The two fighters Nicolae Negumereanu (11-1-0) and Kennedy Nzechukwu (9-2-0) are scheduled to face each other on the prelims.