Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov engage in conversation over the former’s earlier years. At UFC 280, Islam Makhachev will compete in the most important bout of his professional MMA career.
The main event of the evening will have him competing against Charles Oliveira, who formerly held the title of UFC lightweight champion.
Makhachev’s Road to The Title Was Paved with Obstacles
Makhachev did not have an easy path to the championship, but because of the strong support of his squad, he may have been able to give the impression that it was simpler than it was.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, a former lightweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, helps coach Makhachev.
Before Nurmagomedov decided to withdraw from mixed martial arts competition, the two were regular training partners and had known one other for a significant amount of time.
At this point in his life, Nurmagomedov is both a student and a teacher, and he has nothing but admiration for Makhachev. He never stops talking about his friend’s accomplishments and promoting him in the public eye and the media.
The fact that these two are particularly close is public knowledge, but Nurmagomedov elucidates their early days of acquaintanceship in this new statement.
Both Nurmagomedov and Makhachev grew up in Russia quite near to one another throughout their formative years in the country.
They both wrestled in sambo when they were children, and as a consequence, their fighting styles are quite similar even in their adulthood. In an interview with UFC Russia, Nurmagomedov spoke about the time they spent in school together.
He made the statement that he was probably a better student than his friend was back when they were both in school.
We Are Separated in Age by Three Years.
“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had some exposure to the religion of Islam. There is a gap of three years in our ages between each other. We were classmates at the school we attended at the same time. He stated that their home “had a Wushu gym in the backyard.”
“We are discussing the early years of the 2000s at this time. When precisely did the last 22 years go by? That, in my opinion, is something that belongs in the category of childhood. He would have been 10 or 11 years old at the time.
He was the kind of person who was constantly trying to win and hated coming in last. He competed in a wide variety of martial arts tournaments, and he won every one of them. In terms of his academic performance, I don’t think he did all that terribly.
I tried to increase my level of understanding, but I’m not convinced that Islam accomplished the same thing.
On the other hand, in contrast to Abubakar, I am conscious of the fact that he did not constitute a disturbance. The religion of Islam was famous for its more stringent moral rules.
Some people have begun to refer to Makhachev as “The future Khabib” as a result of the remarkable parallels that exist between him and Nurmagomedov.
If he is victorious against Oliveira at UFC 280 on October 22, he will at long last have the opportunity to show this for the very first time.