Khabib Nurmagomedov is the biggest superstar in the history of UFC after his rival, Conor McGregor. The unbeaten Russian has earned an immeasurable amount of stardom since his dominant win against the former lightweight champion, Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
He is considered the pound for pound greatest fighter of all time by many. However, for Khabib we can firmly say that this success and stardom have not gone to his head. He is still a mountain boy from Dagestan to his teammates. He is still a little brother to Daniel Cormier. And he is still an idol for the young generation of fighters.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has been very respectful towards all his opponents except Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov has said repeatedly that this is a sport of respect and not trash talking. He does not encourage young fighters or his rivals to attack someone’s family or religion. And we all know what happens when someone crosses the line with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
There are many things about Khabib that stands out from the rest. His unique Papakha hat that he puts on during faceoffs is one of them. One more thing that catches the attention of the fans often is that Khabib sits down while drinking water or any beverages. We have seen this many times after weigh-ins. But why does Khabib do that?
Why does Khabib Nurmagomedov sit while drinking?
There are indeed scientific reasons for why someone should not drink water while standing. However, Khabib follows Hadiths( religious book in Islam) that suggests drinking in a sitting position. It’s believed that The Prophet did the same most often. It’s also widely known as-Sunnah.
UFC fighter, Belal Muhammad also even clarified the reason behind this act of Khabib by saying:
Khabib didn’t squat to drink water because he was drained he did it because in Islam you shouldn’t drink while standing up
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 5, 2018
Khabib Nurmagomedov has shown time and time again that he respects not just his religion but the other religions as well. He has carried himself like a true champion both inside and outside the UFC octagon.
With an unbeaten record of 28-0, Khabib Nurmagomedov continues to dominate the UFC lightweight division. But, whether he can finish his illustrious and legendary career with an unbeaten record is something that fascinates the fans.