MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Bellator 183 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Paul Daley #Lorenz Larkin #Ovince St. Preux #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Roy Nelson #Javy Ayala #Gokhan Saki


Khabib NurmagomedovUFC president Dana White has big plans for undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, who increased his winning streak with an unanimous decision victory over Pat Healy at UFC 165 on Saturday night in Toronto.

“This kid comes out and goes for it,” White said. “He went in there with a bigger, stronger dude, and he was getting hit with some big shots tonight. He can wrestle, he can punch, he’s got good punching power as well.”

Nurmagomedov’s trademark move is his slam when he picks up his opponent, carries him across the Octagon, and then slams them into the mat, which reminded White of an old Matt Hughes.

“That slam, when he just scoops him up and slams him, Matt Hughes style. That reminded me of the old Matt Hughes where he would run a guy across the Octagon and slam him,” he continued. “The kid is exciting, he’s talented, and tonight he showed everyone what he’s got.

“We’re probably going to do big things with this kid. I love this kid; I love the way he fights.”

White isn’t such a big fan of Khabib’s decorative headgear, but the Russian has no plans of ditching it.

Khabib sported a white afro wig at the weigh-ins and before the fight, saying that it’s his ethnic headgear from his hometown in Russia.

“You better get used to it,” Nurmagomedov said. “It’s not a wig, it’s my ethnic headgear. We usually wear it when we go to war, so we mean business when we put it on.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Khabib Nurmagomedov Fights

  • 6 months ago
  • 3422 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Dana White proud of Conor McGregor after Floyd Mayweather fight, but wants him back in UFC

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

“I’m ready to get back to the UFC and do what I do,” said Dana White, who prefers to bring back Conor McGregor with him.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Wants Conor McGregor to Get Back to Fighting MMA | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor had a good showing against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, but Dana White wants him to return to the Octagon. read news >>

Is ZUFFA Getting Into Boxing? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Dana White addressed questions about whether or not the UFC is considering getting into the boxing biz following Mayweather vs. McGregor's success. read news >>

Dana White Says He Is 'So Proud Of' Conor McGregor After Floyd Mayweather Fight

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena read news >>

Dana White Says He Is 'So Proud Of' Conor McGregor After Floyd Mayweather Fight

  • 29 days ago
  • 29 views

Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena read news >>

Dana White: 'Not the Fight I was Expecting' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 68 views

UFC president Dana White felt like the fight that Conor McGregor fought against Floyd Mayweather was something different than he expected. read news >>

UFC 'incredibly disappointed' by technical difficulties, Dana White reassures fans

  • 27 days ago
  • 37 views

The UFC is now working to find out why so many of its fans couldn't watch "The Money Fight" and has issued a statement. read news >>

The Fighters Awarded UFC Contracts from Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 20 views

Three fighters from Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series were awarded UFC contracts following the eighth week of the weekly search for new talent. read news >>

Dana White Says Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight Drew 6.5M PPV Buys

  • 25 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC president Dana White said Saturday's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor drew 6.5 million pay-per-view buys in a conversation posted on Instagram by Mike Dice of Sports Illustrated: read news >>

Dana White on Stipe Miocic's Boxing Ambitions and More UFC Crossovers | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 25 views

Following Mayweather vs. McGregor, Dana White addressed whether or not he'd entertain more crossover events, including Stipe Miocic's boxing dream. read news >>