10 Facts About Khabib Nurmagomedov

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he was the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, having held the title from April 2018 to March 2021.

FactSnippet No. 37,413 - en.wikipedia.org

2. In late 2011, Khabib Nurmagomedov signed a six-fight deal to compete in the UFC's lightweight division.

FactSnippet No. 37,414 - en.wikipedia.org

3. In December, Khabib Nurmagomedov challenged Gilbert Melendez on social media, with the two then expected to face off at UFC 170 on 22 February 2014.

FactSnippet No. 37,415 - en.wikipedia.org

4. Only Khabib Nurmagomedov was eligible to win the championship, as Iaquinta weighed in 0.2 pounds over the championship weight limit.

FactSnippet No. 37,416 - en.wikipedia.org

5. In June 2019, Khabib Nurmagomedov signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC.

FactSnippet No. 37,417 - en.wikipedia.org

6. On July 1, 2022 Khabib Nurmagomedov was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on the International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

FactSnippet No. 37,418 - en.wikipedia.org

7. In 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov advocated a crackdown on nightclubs in his home region of Dagestan, and levelled criticism at a rap concert held in Makhachkala, which led to rapper Egor Kreed cancelling his performances in the region.

FactSnippet No. 37,419 - en.wikipedia.org

8. In 2019, Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke out against a play held in Dagestan that featured a scene of a scantily-clad woman seducing a man.

FactSnippet No. 37,420 - en.wikipedia.org

9. In 2016, Khabib Nurmagomedov co-founded his own team, Eagles MMA, with support from the Dagestani billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov.

FactSnippet No. 37,421 - en.wikipedia.org

10. In October 2018, Khabib Nurmagomedov was made an "Honorary Citizen of Grozny" by the mayor of Grozny Ibrahim Zakriev after his victory against McGregor at UFC 229.

FactSnippet No. 37,422 - en.wikipedia.org