Hitting the jackpot: MMA ace wins $1MN before hailing Nurmagomedov & father. but fans are unconvinced by comparisons to UFC icon

Posted On: Nov 29, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Hitting the jackpot: MMA ace wins $1MN before hailing Nurmagomedov & father. but fans are unconvinced by comparisons to UFC icon

An MMA fighter who has trained with Khabib Nurmagomedov and been singled out for praise by him was handed a cheque for $1 million after winning a tournament in Florida - then said the ex-UFC champion's late father "sees us".
Movlid Khaybulaev dominated Chris Wade in a decision victory at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, extending an unbeaten professional record that has lasted more than ten years as he took the lucrative Professional Fighters League top prize before namechecking Nurmagomedov.
Fellow Dagestani Nurmagomedov congratulated 31-year-old Khaybulaev earlier this year, calling him his "brother" and sharing a photo of the pair together after the lightweight sensation beat Lazar Stojadinovic.
Now Kaybulaev has partly emulated Nurmagomedov and taken inspiration from his father, dedicating his latest triumph to Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
The Dagestan boulder is beginning to roll downhill, as Khaybulaev simply picks Wade up and slams him down to the ground on his knees. Watch the mat burn....

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