Khabib Nurmagomedov may not be a fan favorite with the ‘just stand and bang’ crowd, but thanks to his galaxy class grappling pedigree, “The Eagle” is one of the best lightweights on the planet.
Yes, to date, not one man has had an answer for Nurmagomedov’s wrestling and top game, which is why the Sambo champ has gone 22-0 in MMA.
Part of the reason the 26 year-old is so ridiculously good, is because is father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a Judo black belt, an accomplished wrestler and is also a former Sambo champ. So in other words, Khabib has had access to a pretty extensive resource when it comes to fighting his entire life.
Recently Bloody Elbow discovered the news segment below, which shows Khabib training with his father in the Dagestan mountains. You can check it out below.
Nurmagomedov’s next bout will take place at the TUF 22 Finale on December 11th, when he takes on Tony Ferguson.