Shara Bullet: “I don’t want to be like Khabib.”

Popular Russian fighter Sharabutdin Magomedov, who will make his debut under the UFC banner next month, has explained why he didn’t immediately decide to sign with the world’s strongest league.

“To be honest, initially I didn’t want to do it when Ali Abdelaziz called me and offered me a contract with the UFC,” “Shara Bullet” told the “The MMA Herald. “I wanted to go to other organizations, but he said – you’re not going to be a superstar there.”

“I explained to him – I don’t want to be a superstar, I don’t want to be like Khabib, because I know the burden of responsibility he feels. There is constant attention to him, and sometimes you want a quiet life”

“Then I analyzed everything inside, I realized that there is no escape from it, and we have to keep going. What is to be, cannot be avoided.”

The Russian middleweight will step into the octagon on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, and his opponent will be Brazilian Bruno Silva, who once became the M-1 league champion.