Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant champions in the UFC. So far he has been undefeated in his professional career. Ever since he made his debut he has been mauling his opponents.
In a recent meeting with his school students, he revealed that he refrains from seriously hurting his opponents.
“I had fights in my career where I understood that I could hurt my opponent more, but I’d talk to him, tell him to give up so that I don’t beat him too hard,”
“For example, if I had a painful hold where I could break something, I wouldn’t tighten it all the way, it’d just fix it so that the opponent would tap out.
“Because I have no aim to hurt anyone in this sport. Yes, we compete in a very brutal sport,” Khabib Nurmagomedov added.
“At the beginning, when you’re just starting out and winning fights, it brings you some sort of pleasure. You enjoy it.
“Recently I haven’t had that. In the last couple of years, I’ve gone out there and won and it doesn’t bring me any real joy to be honest.
“Well, with the exception of one fight, let’s say. In that fight I beat that guy with pleasure, I’ll tell you. In that fight, I beat that man with pleasure.” Khabib concluded. (H/T – RT.com)
Khabib last two-fights has been against Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor and he finished both of them via submission in third and fourth round respectively. He is highly likely to fight former interim champion Tony Ferguson in the first quarter of 2020.