In a remarkable display of strength and skill, a Dagestan MMA fan engages in a grappling session with a trained bear. The encounter has gained significant attention, with many marveling at the man’s ability to hold his own against such a formidable opponent.
Despite the potential dangers involved, the bear appears to be engaged in playful interaction rather than a confrontation. The fact that the man’s arm remains unharmed speaks volumes about his control and technique.
It is worth noting that this is the same trained bear that has appeared in numerous videos from Russia, including those titled “bear chases girl into a tree!” and more. These videos all share the same setting, suggesting a consistent and controlled environment for the bear’s involvement.
To provide further evidence of the man’s incredible grappling skills, we can refer to Exhibit “A”: a video capturing a nine-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov grappling with a bear. Even at such a young age, Nurmagomedov demonstrates remarkable technique and prowess.
The timestamp on the video indicates that this wrestling match between Nurmagomedov and the bear took place just three days after the future UFC lightweight contender celebrated his ninth birthday. The footage showcases a highlight reel of the young Nurmagomedov executing single legs, high crotch rolls, and surprisingly deep double legs against his furry opponent.
When asked about his son’s extraordinary aptitude for grappling with one of nature’s most powerful predators, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, described the match as “a test of character more than exercise” during an interview with ToFight.Ru in 2015.
It is important to note that the bear involved in the wrestling match was a circus bear and not a wild animal commonly encountered in nature.
In light of the misconceptions that may arise from the video, Khabib clarified that not every person in Russia engages in bear wrestling. He emphasized that the bear in question was a trained circus bear, significantly reducing the likelihood of an attack or harm.
UFC title contender Magomed Ankalaev recently shared a video on his Instagram that quickly garnered attention.
The video captured a moment from a “normal day” in Dagestan, where Ankalaev hails from. While the footage may have appeared alarming to some, UFC fans found humor in the situation and embraced it with references to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s legendary status.
It shows a man running away from a bear by climbing shed roofs. This video alone is proof that when it comes to untrained bears, you better not try to grapple them.