“He can wrestle, he can strike, he can box”: Ex UFC Champion claims Khabib Nurmagomedov’s invincible cousin as hardest challenge in the division

Henry Cejudo, the ex-UFC champion, has announced his comeback from retirement. With his next fight scheduled against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 288. Cejudo has also stated that, in his opinion, Umar Nurmagomedov represents the most significant challenge at the 135-pound weight class among all fighters.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s impact on both the world of mixed martial arts and his home region of Dagestan is significant and enduring. His impressive achievements and unwavering dedication to his sport have inspired numerous individuals.

Umar Nurmagomedov, the younger sibling of Khabib, is carving out a notable reputation in the MMA sphere. The Dagestan native boasts an unblemished record of 16-0, having dominated each of his opponents. With three of those victories by finishes.

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Henry Cejudo celebrated his TKO victory over Marlon Moraes after clinching the doubles championship

He is highly versatile across all aspects of the sport, and numerous members of the MMA community consider him a strong contender for future championship titles, earning him the moniker ‘Young Eagle’.

The bantamweight division of the UFC appears to be evolving into one of the most thrilling divisions in the promotion. It boasts a wealth of talented fighters, comprising a blend of promising newcomers, established veterans, and several viable challengers for the title.

Henry Cejudo hails Khabib’s cousin 

According to Javier Mendez, the coach of Khabib Nurmagomedov and also the trainer of his unbeaten cousin, ‘Young Eagle’ possesses all the necessary qualities to become a future champion.

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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