Named the new team leader Khabib Nurmagomedov

Named the new team leader Khabib Nurmagomedov

The current UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will replace the retired Khabib Nurmagomedov as the new leader of the team.

About it in an interview Sport24 said the Russian fighter Umar Nurmagomedov, who this weekend will return to the octagon for the fourth victory in the strongest league in the world.

“Now this responsibility falls on Islam Makhachev,” Nurmagomedov said. “Since he is the UFC champion and now he will carry the leadership in the team. This is his burden. Khabib is actually quite a tough mentor, he doesn’t forgive absenteeism – you have to train stably, but the team is already all professionals, everyone performs at the highest level, and there is no one who will need to be driven under pressure. Everyone knows what he wants, what he is going for, and therefore everything is preserved in the team. The only thing is that Khabib will spend more time at home, take care of himself and his family.”

Umar Nurmagomedov, 26, is on a three-fight streak in the UFC and his next opponent will be Brazilian Raoni Barcelos, whom he will face on January 14 at UFC Fight Night 217 in Las Vegas.