When you are an icon in Russia and the whole nation has your back, life isn’t too bad. When everyone at AKA in San Jose is behind you as well, you must feel invincible. So, it’s no surprise that his extended family thinks he will dismantle Edson Barboza this Saturday at UFC 219.
This video showing the love and confidence that everyone has in Khabib Nurmagomedov is very telling. AKA lifer, Mike Swick, gives a glowing review of Khabib and his skills. Swick even goes so far as saying that he feels “(Khabib) beats (Barboza) in every area”.
Current UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, also weighs in on his ‘little brother’ Khabib; Boldly claiming that we will see Khabib as the UFC lightweight champ in 2018.
It sounds like Khabib is really looking good and staying healthy before his fight with Edson Barboza. An impressive win almost guarantees a title shot against Tony Ferguson.