Promo video supports former UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘Granite Chin’
During his hugely decorated professional mixed martial arts career, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had never been let down or knocked down – let alone lost, with a recent promo video showing off the Dagestan native’s “granite chin”.
Khabib, who ended his professional career in October 2020 after a successful lightweight title unification victory over interim gold holder Justin Gaethje – ended his splendid run, with a record unbeaten 29-0.
Khabib Nurmagomedov managed to clinch a 13-0 record during his tenure in the Octagon
Revered as one of the sport’s greatest, and arguably the most smothering and dominating grappler the UFC elite has ever seen, Khabib, who has been continually linked with a return to the Octagon since his October 2020, has since led Florida-based promotion, Eagle FC – and has no plans to return to sport.
The 33-year-old enjoyed a dominating reign as undisputed lightweight champion, winning the vacant title with a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta in 2018, before securing his first successful title defense with an eventual fourth win. round-neck crank over rival, Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Adding a pair of title unification wins during his reign, Khabib would go on to defeat both interim titleholders, Dustin Poirier, and the aforementioned, Gaethje before his retirement from the sport.
In a promotional video made by a Twitter userthey display Khabib’s ability to absorb significant punishment – evidence of a described “granite chin”.
During the short video, the user shows Khabib soaking up notable strikes from Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier – all without even wavering.
As well as leading Eagle FC, Khabib has also played a prominent role as a coach at longtime home establishment American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif. – attempting to mentor the protege and the Booming lightweight contender Islam Makhachev to divisional gold before the close of this year.