Khabib Nurmagomedov Wrestled An Actual Bear As A Child

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Leonardo Di Caprio has nothing on this guy

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to be the next fighter to take on ‘The Notorious’ Conor Mcgregor, the 24-and-0 Russian is no joke. If you don’t believe us check out the footage above of him fighting a bear when was a child.

This is legitimate footage, confirmed by Nurmagomedov’s father and sambao coach, Abdulmanap. The footage first popped up in 2013 when speaking to Russian MMA and boxing website To Fight back in 2013. Khabib took the bear on when was he 9-years-old, not as training but as “a show of character”.

met my friend from childhood? and my best sparing partner ever, and now my hunting belt started.

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His old man justified his son fighting the bear, saying:

Firstly, every son wants to show off to his father what he’s capable of. It’s too bad I didn’t take video of the 10 other fights he had that were more interesting.

Nurmagomedo hopes to wow audiences this Saturday as he takes on Tony Ferguson at UFC 209, the winner of that fight will earn opportunity to take on reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.

This message to @UFC : It is clear to everyone that you hiding Conor from me. But stop lying to your fans like I don't want fight with Aldo, I'm ready to fight with anyone in my division. Give me relevant fight, so you won't be able to hide the belt from me after. But not the fight, where people say after my victory: he is too small, Khabib too big for him etc. I'm asking you for match that whole world is waiting for, give me Tony. You have never matched up two guys with 9 and 8 win streak in UFC, NEVER IN UFC HISTORY. #telltruthtopeople ❗ Хочу обратиться к @UFC : Всему миру понятно что вы прячете от меня Конора, но не надо рассказывать свои сказки фанатам, перестаньте врать типо я не хочу боя с Альдо, я готов драться с любым бойцом в моем весе. Дайте мне конкурентный бой, после которого вы не сможете прятать от меня пояс. А не тот бой, чтоб люди говорили после моей победы: Он же маленький, Хабиб слишком большой для него и т д. Сейчас я у вас прошу бой, которого ждёт весь бойцовский мир, дайте мне Тони. Вы в своей истории не проводили бой между двумя бойцами у одного из которых 9 побед подряд в рамках UFC а у другого 8 побед. #говорителюдямправду #юфсишныеигрыопятьвтеме

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The outspoken Russian has already called out The Notorious one, claiming that brash the Irishman is ‘hiding’ from him.

UFC 209 takes place at the Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday and the early hours of Sunday morning and will be shown live on BT Sport 2.