Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant figures in the history of UFC. With an unbeaten record of 28-0, Khabib Nurmagomedov has cemented his legacy as the greatest lightweight of all time.
What makes the Russian so special is his gameplan is not a mystery to his opponents. Everyone knows what he is going to in the octagon. He will take his opponents down and out grapple him, inflict damage on the ground until he gets a submission. However, none has been able to find an answer to Khabib’s ground and pound.
And not just Khabib Nurmagomedov but the majority of the fighters coming from Russia are big problems on the ground. They are very dominant with their grappling and that has been a key to their success in UFC so far. However, Khabib’s brother Usman Nurmagomedov does not seem to be the traditional Dagestani fighter.
Usman Nurmagomedov is still as tough as nails and highly talented. But he is not going to take the fight to the ground and look for a submission. Usman Nurmagomedov has a fighting style where he wants to clash bones against bones and find out who is tougher, he or his opponent.
Khabib Nurmagomedov leads his brother to a victory
Recently, Usman Nurmagomedov fought in an exhibition fight in the honor of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov who recently passed away. The UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov showed up to corner his brother.
And the fans could not help but notice how animated Khabib was while cornering his brother. Throughout the fight, Khabib was helping Usman to get over adversities and at one point he was shouting for his brother to initiate a clinch. However, Usman went ahead with his gameplan and kept chopping the leg of his opponent. In the end, Usman did win the fight with a dominant performance but things got a bit intense when Usman did not listen to his brother, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254 next. Nurmagomedov is likely to retire after two more fights. However, the legacy of Nurmagomedovs will live on in UFC as Usman Nurmagomedov is a future star in UFC without any doubt. And with Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner, it can be expected that Usman will achieve some incredible things in MMA.