Khabib Nurmagomedov took the translation duties of his brother Umar Nurmagomedov. The Russian duo had a happy outing at UFC Fight Island 8.
After an emotional stretch and uncertainty that is keeping every MMA enthusiast on edge, the Nurmagomedov name is again making rounds in UFC. This time though it is not riding on the usual suspect Khabib but on his 25-year-old cousin Umar Nurmagomedov.
At UFC Fight Island 8, Umar Nurmagomedov made his debut in UFC at the event’s preliminary card. He was up-against Kazakhstan’s Sergey Morozov, who was also making his UFC debut, and in the ultimate battle of debutants, it was Umar who came out with the goods. The match ended at the 3:39 mark of round 2 and the rear-naked choke became the match’s final maneuver.
With a comprehensive win, Umar Nurmagomedov announced himself at the highest stage of MMA and later also received the performance of the night bonus. However, it is still his brother, the senior Nurmagomedov, who generated one of the biggest highlights of the event.
After the match culminated, Khabib who was a part of Umar’s camp and who was voicing instructions throughout the match, came inside the Octagon to embrace his cousin and also to pay respect to his brother’s opponent and his camp. And then approached to become the translator of his cousin in the post-match comment section.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Translates For Cousin Umar Nurmagomedov
MMA legend and now a color commentator Daniel Cormier, who is also a close friend of Khabib, was on the mic asking questions and indirectly had a one-on-one conversation with Khabib.
After giving answers in English on behalf of his cousin, the Eagle stated an uncanny resemblance between himself and Umar. Khabib said precisely 9 years ago he made his debut and ended his opponent exactly in the same fashion as his cousin did today. Khabib later added that the only difference was that his match breached the third-round threshold whereas Umar found his way in the second round itself.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 20, 2021
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