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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev to visit India for multi-city tour in 2023

Islam Makhachev is currently the UFC lightweight champion, having won the title against Charles Olivera at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi last month.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev will visit India in 2023
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 05:01 PM IST

UFC: Katlyn Chookagian names her pick for Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Abu Dhabi, which promises to be nothing less than an electrifying night for the fans.

Katlyn Chookagian in action(UFC)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 04:49 PM IST

Former UFC champion Khabib signed by Russian club

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired from Mixed Martial Arts in October last year, has been signed by third-tier Russian football club FC Legion Dynamo.

Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov signed by Russian football club(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 14, 2021 04:18 PM IST
Reuters |

There was a time when people thought Tony Ferguson could defeat Khabib

Ferguson was one of the most highly-rated athletes in the UFC, with moves that would inspire awe from the fans as well as the critics. He was supposed to fight Khabib five times. So did Tony really stand a chance against one of the most dominant fighters in MMA history?

Khabib Nurmagomedov with Tony Ferguson.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 16, 2021 07:33 PM IST

EXCLUSIVE | Islam Makhachev recalls 'hard sparring' with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Makhachev has an impressive record of 18 wins and only one loss and is a former teammate of retired lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov.(Instagram.)
Updated on Mar 06, 2021 02:59 PM IST

UFC chief thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov could return: Report

Despite repeated claims by Khabib Nurmagomedov that he intends to remain retired, UFC president White said Friday that he believes the undefeated UFC lightweight champion -- who stunned the sport by tearfully retiring after his previous match -- "still wants to fight."

Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in an MMA bout with Dustin Poirier of the US, earlier this month. Nurmagomedov — a legend who has single-handedly boosted the profile of the sport — recently announced that he’s retiring, following the death of his father and coach earlier this year.(Mahmoud Khaled / AP File Photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Reuters |

‘May the Almighty disfigure the face of this creature’: UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov harshly criticises French President Emmanuel Macron over anti-Islam remarks

Legendary MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov posts a picture of a boot print on French President Emmanuel Macron’s face, issues strongly-worded statement after the latter’s defence on the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad as well as his anti-Islam comments

Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after choking out Gaethje at UFC 254

The undefeated 32-year-old Dagestani collapsed in the centre of the octagon and sobbed following his defeat of Gaethje. On getting up he took off his gloves and said: “This is my last fight in the UFC.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after winning his match against Dustin Poirier.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Reuters | ByReuters

Khabib Nurmagomedov can be greatest of all time, says UFC’s White

Russian Nurmagomedov will put his belt and a 28-0 win-loss record on the line on Saturday when he faces American interim champion Gaethje in a unification bout at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.

Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after winning his match against Dustin Poirier.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 01:04 PM IST
Reuters | ByReuters

UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father passes away due to Covid-19 complications

Khabib’s father and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was in critical condition after getting diagnosed with Covid-19 in Russia and required an emergency heart procedure after complications arose due to his earlier health issues.

UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Yash Bhati

He is in critical condition: Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals tough family scenario as ‘more than 20 people were lying in ICUs’

Dagestan is also getting badly affected due to the infectious disease and it has resulted in more than 20 people getting sick from Nurmagomedov’s family.

UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov with his father.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 19, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

UFC 249: Justin Gaethje halts the Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov storyline

The main event of the card had two skilled lightweights Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje fighting it out for the interim championship. With Khabib Nurmagomedov locked out of the country, this fight determined who fights him next for the undisputed championship.

Justin Gaethje defeats Tony Ferguson.(UFC)
Updated on May 11, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByYASH BHATI

Can Conor McGregor succeed in WWE? Former UFC champion weighs in

Rumours claim that Conor McGregor will be facing Jorge Masvidal in his next big money fight but former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez believes that Conor will be a success in WWE.

Conor McGregor defeated(UFC)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Conor McGregor knows more about fighting than the rest of us put together, says coach John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor is ready to bounce back inside the octagon and his first opponent will be Donald Cerrone at welterweight on January 18 at UFC 246.

A file photo of Conor McGregor.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Khabib vs Ferguson, McGregor vs Cowboy- Which 2020 UFC fight are you most excited for

These two fights will generate a lot of revenue and interest for the MMA giants and fans are eagerly anticipating the return of their beloved stars.

Tony Ferguson to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov while Conor McGregor returns in 2020.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByYASH BHATI

‘Wrestling with chained bear is loathsome,’ PETA wants action against Khabib Nurmagomedov

eople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a complaint to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) over Khabib’s conduct.

Khabib wrestles a bear.(@khabib_nurmagomedov)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

What did Russia President Vladimir Putin say to Khabib Nurmagomedov after his win at UFC 242?

Khabib made sure the capacity crowd in Abu Dhabi went home in a joyous state as he tapped out interim champion Dustin Poirier in the second round to retain his UFC Lightweight Championship.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hand with Khabib Nurmagomedov.(@EmbassyofRussia)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

With thousands behind him in Abu Dhabi, Khabib Nurmagomedov proves he is cut above the rest at UFC 242

The crowd in Abu Dhabi was vociferous as they chanted Khabib’s name in full volume. And with the bright lights on him, Khabib shined even brighter.

Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a rear naker choke on Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.(AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 02:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByYASH BHATI

Khabib Nurmagomedov in wrestling match with ‘old friend’ bear ahead of UFC 242 - WATCH

Ahead of the fight Khabib returned to his home town of Dagestan in Russia. During that visit, Khabib got to meet with one of his old friends.

Khabib wrestles a bear.(@khabib_nurmagomedov)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Is he the toughest fighter in the world right now?

Khabib was already the UFC lightweight champion by then, but his first title defense turned out to be the fight which catapulted his fame to giddy heights

Khabib Nurmagomedov (R) defeated Conor McGregor in the UFC Lightweight title fight in October 2018 but a ringside brawl resulted in his suspension. Khabib will return to the cage for his second title defense against American Dustin Poirier on Saturday(getty images)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

‘Whatever comes my way, I deserve it’: Conor McGregor apologises for attacking an older man in Dublin bar

The incident is now being investigated by police and Conor McGregor said he is ready to accept any punishment meted out.

Conor McGregor arrives at Dublin District Court.(PA Images via Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 05:51 AM IST

Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA, again

The trash-talking Irish star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrote on Twitter that he had decided to call time on his career inside the octagon.

Conor McGregor of Ireland hits a heavy bag during a workout at the UFC Performance Center.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 07:04 PM IST
Los Angeles | ByAgence France-Presse

Conor Mcgregor arrested for criminal mischief in Miami, granted bail

Conor Mcgregor is already facing a 6-month suspension and was fined USD 50,000 for his October post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team.

Conor McGregor and Conor McGregor Jr. attend Super Bowl LIII.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 04:40 PM IST
Miami | ByAsian News International

UFC 231: Max Holloway cautious but confident ahead of title fight against Brian Ortega

Max Holloway made weight on Saturday and the 27-year-old sounded quite confident ahead of his UFC 231 main event fight against the unbeaten Brian Ortega.

Max Holloway face Brian Ortega in UFC 231.(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Ignore Mayweather-Nurmagomedov talk says UFC boss: Report

Russia’s Nurmagomedov, 30, defended his UFC lightweight crown with a submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor two weeks ago in the top-selling UFC fight ever, improving his record to 27-0.

File picture of Floyd Mayweather Jr.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 10:36 AM IST
Los Angeles | ByAFP

Conor McGregor to discuss Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC bout

Conor McGregor may be nearing a return to the octagon, with the Irishman set to hold talks with UFC president Dana White about a fight with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Conor McGregor was charged with assault and criminal mischief by New York police on April 6, 2018 after allegedly attacking a shuttle bus loaded with fellow MMA fighters attending a media event at the Barclays Center stadium. However, the former two-weight champion’s return to the Octagon seems to be imminent, this time for a lightweight bout vs Khabib Nurmagomedov.(AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2018 04:25 PM IST
Liverpool | ByOmniSport
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