Khabib would live and breathe training when he was younger, rare video footage of UFC star training in Dagestan when he was young

UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov used to train in mountains to hone his physical strength. The rare footage of his excessive training recently emerged online and went viral.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is undoubtedly one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the world. ‘The Eagle’ is retired now and is undefeated with a total of 29 professional bouts. During his active time as an MMA athlete, the Dagestani always dominated his opponents, having only lost two rounds in the UFC.

Khabib possesses a great skill set in sambo and his popularity and charisma also led him to the induction into the UFC Hall of Fame honor. He won UFC lightweight champion in 2018 and defended it 3 times before retiring in 2020.

Khabib is also known to be a very disciplined person. He was trained by his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who passed away back in July 2020. Recently, an old footage of his hard training resurfaced online and went viral.

This footage was far from back then when Khabib was still young and climbing his way to become one of the MMA GOATs. In the footage, a young Khabib can be seen rigorously training in the mountains of Dagestan.

Khabib and some of his teammates woke up early in the morning and began their excessive training such as sprints, squats, pull ups and also weight-lifting all from such a high place. Training in such places can be beneficial to the mind as it can give peaceful feelings to be more focused on the exercise.

Khabib is now retired but still involved in MMA. He is a promoter of Eagle FC and trained several Dagestan athletes, including newly crowned lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. Much like his father, Khabib gave Makhachev a hard training. Ahead of UFC 280, Makhachev can be seen jogging in a forest along with his teammates.