Ref Asks Barboza If He Still Wants More Of Khabib, This Is His Response.

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Edson Barboza suffered probably the worst beating of his professional fighting career as UFC contender Khabib Nurmagomedov mauled him for three rounds. Before the final round, Edson was approached by the referee and asked if he really still wants to fight with Khabib for another round considering how badly the last two rounds went for him and this is his response.

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Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; Avar: ХIабиб ГӀабдулманапил НурмухӀамадов; born September 20, 1988) is an Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage[8]. 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 currently holds one of the longest undefeated streaks in MMA with 25 wins. Since 2017, he has been ranked the #2 contender in the UFC Lightweight division[9][10] by several ranking authorities.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988, in the village of Sildi in Tsumadinsky District in modern-day Dagestan, Russia,[1][2] [3] before moving to the state capital Makhachkala in his childhood, and then briefly in his older years to Kiev, Ukraine where he trained at Combat Dobro. He is the second of three children, including an older brother Magomed and younger sister Amina.[14] His father’s family had moved from Sildi, Tsumadinsky District to Kirovaul, where his father converted the ground floor of their two-story building into a gym. Khabib grew up in the household with his siblings and cousins.[14] His interest in martial arts began from watching the students training at the gym.

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Like many children in Dagestan he began wrestling from an early age; at the age of six under the tutelage of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.[17] A decorated athlete and a veteran of the Army, his father Abdulmanap had also wrestled from an early age before training in judo and sambo in the military.[18] In 2001, his family moved to Machachkala.[19] There, at the age of 12, he trained in wrestling, and from age 15 he began training in judo. After turning 17, he began training in combat sambo under his father.[20] According to Khabib, the transition from wrestling to judo was difficult, but his father wanted him to get used to competing in a gi jacket.[1] Abdulmanap is currently a senior coach for the combat sambo national team in the Republic of Dagestan, training several athletes in sambo and wrestling in Makhachkala, Russia.[18] Khabib would frequently get into street fights in his youth, before focusing his attention to mixed martial arts.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and quickly compiled 4 wins in under a month, including 3 wins in the same night. On October 11, Nurmagomedov became the inaugural Atrium Cup tournament champion, having defeated his 3 opponents at the Moscow event. Over the next 3 years he would go undefeated, finishing 11 out of 12 opponents along the way. This included winning a first round armbar finish of future Bellator title challenger Shahbulat Shamhalaev, marking his M-1 Global debut. In 2011, he would go on to compete for the ProFC promotion. That year alone he had competed in a whopping seven fights, finishing all by TKO or submission. A perfect 16-0 record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine was enough to get a call from the UFC.