Khabib Nurmagomedov’s name often stands out not just for his unparalleled success inside the UFC octagon – but also for his remarkable humility outside of it.
Jake Shields, a former Strikeforce middleweight champion, recently shed light on Nurmagomedov’s character…
On his humility, more than anything else:
When I would train with Khabib Nurmagomedov in San Jose he would often be the guy mopping the mats (this is usually down to my rookies).
This was right before he won the title — but I’m pretty sure I also saw him moping in (Las) Vegas after he was already a champion.
This sets a great example to his team that he’s not above them.
When I would train with Kahabib in San Jose he would often be the guy mopping the mats( this is usually down my rookies)
This was right before he own the title but I’m Pretty sure I also saw him moping in Vegas after he was already a champion
This sets a great example to his… https://t.co/4Qbb9yqSEX
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) February 6, 2024
Addressing whether financial success changed Nurmagomedov, his former coach and head of AKA Javier Mendes offers a perspective that highlights who Khabib truly is as a person:
Yes, he did change. He did change 100%.
He became more generous… He became more generous, and a bit more kind to people.
He was always kind but he became better with people.
With more money, he became better.