As research for my breakdowns on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s grappling and ground game I employed a Russian translator to subtitle various training videos. I provide the video here for archival purposes. I hope it is something you enjoy as I have a few other videos like this if you are interested.
UFC featherweight Brian Ortega offered to fill in against Khabib Nurmagomedov when Tony Ferguson withdrew due to injury. In this interview from my radio show, Ortega explains why he accepted the lightweight championship bout and explained how his jiu-jitsu is the very sort of skill that could stop Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is an undefeated Russian mixed martial artist of Avar ethnicity. He is a two time Combat Sambo World Champion, a freestyle wrestler and a Judo black belt who currently fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He grew up fighting under his father’s tutelage and is known for wrestling bears as a child.
Heralding his forthcoming fight with Tony Ferguson, here is redux video showcasing Khabib grappling at a NAGA tournament in 2012.
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