Khabib vs Poirier Live: Nurmagomedov’s team-mate, Islam Makhachev, against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Davi Ramos, the return of heavyweight player Curtis Blaydes to Shamil Abdurakhimov, as well as a major flyweight fight between Joanne Calderwood and Andrea Lee.Don Madge beat Fares Ziam unanimously. It was not as spectacular as her debut at UFC, but Madge did the job.
With cage attempts and put-outs, Madge made a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) to win the first game of UFC 242. Ziam had decisive moments in the first lap with his length and had a strong attempt of Kimura in the third. But Madge was in control most of the time.The inheritance even enters into Nurmagomedov’s decisions regarding sponsorship. Unlike McGregor, who not only pocketed a lot of sponsorship money, but also launched his own whiskey company, Nurmagomedov, according to its director Ali Abdelaziz, dismissed several lucrative partnerships last year because he felt that they were demanding too much time.
“He is very demanding of sponsors, because most sponsors need appearances and time,” Abdelaziz said. “We have selected the right sponsors for him, some may not have as many requirements, Khabib travels a lot, and if he chooses sponsors, he does not have the time to train. is not like that. ” about the money for him. He has to train.
Nurmagomedov, who is related to the inheritance, tries to leave something behind him, which he says could happen: glory. Despite his stated intention to stay alone, he has joined nearly 16 million fans on Instagram. In a recent interview with a Russian outlet, his father said he was approached every day in their village of Dagestan by a small crowd of people asking for financial help.
One of the reasons why Nurmagomedov trained for this upcoming bout at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, was to avoid the constant attention he receives in his homeland. And even in San Jose, fans and autograph enthusiasts regularly perform in front of the gym to see him. According to Mendez, a group recently broke a glass door leading to the gym when they discovered that Nurmagomedov would not be present on the day of their visit.
More people are emerging here looking for Khabib than any other fighter we’ve had here, “said Mendez, who include Cain Velasquez,” DC “[Daniel Cormier], Luke Rockhold. whole and stand there waiting for him, they are here every day.Nurmagomedov has witnessed the derailment of the glory and fame of other champions, including his predecessor at Lightweight. Why should Khabib be immune to a similar fate? The answer could be contained in the promise made in April 2018.
Despite his undefeated record, his UFC title and the fact that he has the biggest fight in the history of MMA behind him, there is still much to be done for Nurmagomedov. If all goes well, he would like to fight three times over the next eight months. He recognizes that one day he will be “free” from the rigors of training he has known since childhood – but not until his legacy is complete.’m always hungry, I’m still focused,” Nurmagomedov said. “I really want to compete with the best fighters in the world, which is why I come to UFC, which is why I sign up with UFC, which is why I have been training all my life.”
Madge (9-3-1) won six bouts in a row. The 28-year-old South African won his UFC debut in October 2018 against Te Edwards. In his UFC debut, Ziam (10-3) has won five straight victories.
Nurmagomedov’s words were an obvious blow to Conor McGregor, the man who held the belt in front of him. So strong that McGregor reached the sprint title in 2016, his domination of the 145 and 155 pound divisions stagnated indisputably.
McGregor held the UFC featherweight championship for 350 days and never defended it once. He held the title for 511 days, even without defense. These periods rank fourth and second among the longest defenseless titles in the UFC. The other two fighters on this list could not defend their belts because of an injury. McGregor was in good health.
Nurmagomedov (27-0) was really promising in 2018: a new era for lightweight construction. Winning competitors would not have to worry about ever having the chance to win the title, as was the case when McGregor sat on top while chasing bigger challengers and pay days. There would never be a “middleman” again. Nurmagomedov promised to be busy enough to run the division.Now, 17 months after Nurmagomedov won the lightweight title, it is hard to say he kept his promise.