“I’m a little bit feel bad” Khabib’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov apologizes for striking his unconscious opponent at UFC Vegas 67

At the UFC APEX  in Las Vegas, Umar Nurmagomedov defeated Raoni Barcelos with ease, but despite his overwhelming joy, he couldn’t help but feel a little bad for the way he destroyed his opponent.

Umar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of the former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, competed against the Brazilian fighter Raoni Barcelos on UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday. The evening performance that Umar gave in the octagon undoubtedly served as a source of pride for his cousin.

The Russian boxer, who is only 27 years old, took control of the bout right from the start, and Barcelos had no response to any of his crisp jabs, punches, or body kicks. Umar’s mixed martial arts career has been on a roll, and it only seemed like a matter of time before he knocks out his opponent and extends his winning streak.

At the moment, Umar has a record of 16-0-0 in all mixed martial arts competitions, including four victories in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. What this means is that yet another Dagestani fighter has continued an unbeaten streak and an outstanding record in this sport.

In his first fight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, “Young Eagle” took on Sergey Morozov two years ago. Since then, and before taking on Raoni, he has fought and defeated Nate Maness and Brian Kelleher in the interim between those two bouts.

Umar’s first knockout victory, however, came yesterday when he knocked out Barcelos with a body kick and a left hook. Although he had knocked out the Brazilian, he continued to punch him, prompting an apology from him to his opponent.

“I’m a little bit feel bad. I didn’t see [he was knocked out]. I did this very quickly, emotional. I feel bad. For win, I’m happy, of course. First time I do a [knockout] in my life. Crazy.” Umar said in a post-match interview.

Following the bout, Umar received a lot of praise from his UFC legend cousin Khabib, as well as from other fighters from Dagestan.

 

Khandaker Muntasir

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Khandaker Muntasir Hossain is a passionate writer and avid reader. Other than having an immense interest in astronomy and gastronomy, he has been a sports lover all his life. Currently covering mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing of all promotions for Sportszion.

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