“Saygid’s Preventing Fashion Is Very Harmful” – Khabib Nurmagomedov Hypes up a Light-weight Fighter

Some of the best current MMA fighters are teammates with retired UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. They fight for leading MMA promotions around the world and have a lot of success as well. One of those great fighters is Saygid Izagakhmaev. The Russian fighter has joined the ONE Championship and fought his first fight for promotion on January 14th.

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He faced James Nakashima and successfully submitted him by a choke in the second round. He has an enviable MMA record of 20 wins and only 2 losses. In a recent video released by ONE Championship, ‘The Eagle’ was seen talking about Izagakhmaev. Khabib pointed out the aspects that make Izagakhmaev a dangerous opponent in the ring.

Khabib said“Saygid’s fighting style is very dangerous because he’s tall and has a long reach with his legs and arms. He has very good elbows, a good clinch and of course he is very good on the ground. Floor play and grappling, like all the boys from our school. When I looked at how he was a year ago and now, he’s very different. And he’s only 27 years old and he’s always learning.”

He also said, “I really, I really think he’s going to improve a lot with ONE Championship.”

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It looks like Izagakhmaev is a well-rounded fighter with the ability to keep learning and growing. Plus, with a retired champion at his side, the fighter has everything he needs to dominate his division. Therefore, his future fights will surely be blockbusters.

What next for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protégé?

Izagakhmaev’s fight against Nakashima was already tough. Only one fight old at ONE Championship, he faces several great opponents in the lightweight division. Also, the promotion would be a good platform to show the masses your uniqueness as a fighter.

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Khabib’s comments on Izagakhmaev show that Izagakhmaev can climb through the division and get to the very top. So it would be very interesting to see how this young fighter’s career develops.

Until then, curious fans can watch his debut fight for promotion.

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