Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best, if not the best fighter in the history of the UFC lightweight category.
On Saturday night, he defeated Justin Gaethje in a dominant way, by triangle submission in round 2 and defended the championship belt, reaching 29 victories and 0 defeats.
After the fight, he said that he was satisfied with the victory and that it was his last fight in his professional career.
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself – what would it be like to grapple with Khabib Nurmagomedov? Are his pressure game and his humble attitude as great as they are said to be?
Well, former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has the chance to train with Khabib first-hand.
Cormier certainly knows.
In the past, Cormier has claimed that Khabib was the strongest person he has ever felt and despite himself being a former heavyweight champion.
“Look at Dustin Poirier, how good he looked against Dan Hooker, and look at what Khabib did to him. Dustin went between rounds and said, ‘I can’t get him off me.’ This is Dustin Poirier who is one of the bigger lightweights in the entire world.
“He’s just a beast man. You felt it, I felt it — when I grab a guy that fights at 155 and I go, ‘man, he feels strong,’ it’s crazy. That should not happen. He should not feel strong to me whenever I grab him, but he is.”
When the BJJ and MMA legend Renzo Gracie was asked about Khabib Nurmagomedov facing Justin Gaethje, he couldn’t help but talk about what a spectacular human being and an exceptional fighter Khabib is.
Renzo also details why even the best BJJ fighter in MMA would probably not be able to do much to Khabib.
Khabib has trained wih Renzo in the past to brush up on his Jiu-Jitsu and his agent is Ali Abdelaziz, a black belt under Renzo.
“Khabib trains Jiu-Jitsu every single day. His Jiu-Jitsu is amazing.”
This video analyses Khabib’s grappling as it stands in the sport of MMA: