He is tougher than the tough, strong, quick and fearless, a hard hitter who can take many hits without showing any sign of submission or call for a truce. He is Khabib Nurmagomedov, former two-time Combat Sambo World Champion, a black belt holder in judo, and UFC Lightweight Champion who holds the title of the longest undefeated streak in the history of MMA, being the first Russian to do so as well as the first Muslim to win a UFC title. This dude fears no one and here we won’t fear him either. At least manning up to him from the safety of our writing and reading devices. We will get close enough to know his background, who he is married to as much as how much his victories in the combat sports have put his net worth at. So if you are brave enough, read on.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Bio, Religion
Not many people might have heard of the village called Sildi in Tsumadinsky District in Dagestan. But for Khbib who is of Avar heritage, that was where he was born on September 20, 1988, in Russia. After some time, he moved with his parents to the state capital Makhachkala and later to Kirovaul, where his father converted the ground floor of their two-story building into a gym. Students would come there to train and it was from there that his interest in martial arts began. The family later moved to Kiev, Ukraine when he was older and he began training as a Combat Dobro.
In his family, Khabib Nurmagomedov was raised alongside his siblings; an elder brother named Magomed and a younger sister named Amina. They are Muslims and he is still a Muslim till this day, projecting the faith in a positive light.
He began wrestling training at the age of 6 coached by his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov: a Judo and Sambo champion and an army veteran. He wrestled at 12, switched to Judo by 15 and began training in combat Sambo by 17 as his father wanted him to compete in a gi jacket. As expected, Khabib often time got involved in street brawls before deciding to channel his energy into mixed martial arts (MMA).
He made his MMA debut in 2008 and from the start had 4 straight victories within a space of a month. He became inaugural Atrium Cup tournament champion and went undefeated for the next three years marking his M-1 Global debut, ProFC promotion appearance all in victories from technical knockouts or submissions. This was a record too impressive to be ignored by the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC).
Khabib Nurmagomedov joined the UFC in late 2011 with a 6 fight deal to compete in the UFC lightweight division. Following this, he made his debut on January 20, 2012, at UFC on FX 1 with a victory over Kamal Shalorus who accepted he was no match for the Russian via submission in the third round of the duel. Khabib went on a winning streak defeating all that squared up to him either through unanimous decision, TKO or submission. The likes of Gleison Tibau, Thiago Tavares, Abel Trujillo, Pat Healy, Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Johnson, and Edson Barboza have all come under the fury of his punches and kicks and in obedience became rungs in the ladder of his MMA success.
Khabib or the Eagle as he is sometimes called became the UFC Lightweight Champion on April 7, 2018, following his victory over Al Iaquinta after Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway pulled out of scheduled bouts with him due to injury and extreme weight cutting respectively. His championship fight against Iaquinta was a one-sided one as he dominated the whole of the fight over Iaquinta who weighed two-tenths of a pound over the championship weight limit.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is still not in the zenith of his career, his biggest fight is yet to come but so far, the chap has been impressive. For his numerous victories, his net worth had been debated to be different figures with many sources pegging him to be worth below a $100, 000 while others estimate him to worth as much as $1.7 million. When his official net worth is revealed, we will let you be in the know of it.
When it comes to the matters of the heart, Khabib Nurmagomedov is already settled with a wife and two children: a daughter and a son. He married his better half in June 2013 and they had their first child, a baby girl on the 1st of June 2015 and two years later on December 30, 2017, the birth of her younger brother and their second child followed on the night he defeated Edson Barboza.
While we know his son’s name to be Mohammed, that of his wife and daughter are still unknown to the public just as his mother’s name is not yet known.
The fighter stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m, with a body weight of 70 kg or 155 lbs.