Islam Makhachev had an exclusive guest overlooking at his last fight – viral sensation Hasbulla Magomedov. In his audience was also Magomedov’s rival Abdu Rozik. Hasbulla got to celebrate Makhachev’s victory in a cage and even greet Dan Hooker.
But one post fight greeting that many didn’t expect to see is Hasbulla Magomedov paying his respects.
Khabib and Hasbulla go over to Dan Hooker to pay their respect. #UFC267 pic.twitter.com/p9n4maAfqa
— Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) October 30, 2021
While Hasbulla did meet Dana White and seemed to enjoy the experience – many were in disbelief earlier this week when Magomedov’s manager leaked some DMs claiming to be from Dana White.
The DM, believed to be from Saturday night, begins with White introducing himself before saying he would like to bring Hasbulla and his rival to the promotion. “Can we do it somehow?” he adds.
The face of the fight game Hasbulla with the boss @danawhite ?#UFC267 pic.twitter.com/JXWFF3nZ4u
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) October 30, 2021
But White wasn’t as dismissive as an average fan of the UFC would have you believe:
“Is there more than a 0% chance that Hasbulla fights in the UFC?”
Dana White: “Yes.” pic.twitter.com/npHyZXRF4L
— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) November 3, 2021
Now Islam Makhachev has fueled this rumor.
Islam Makhachev posted on his Instagram a photo with a video blogger with Khasbulla Magomedov, better known as Hasbik.
“Hasbullah is waiting for the UFC contract,” Makhachev wrote.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.