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Hasbulla has signed a contract with the UFC and has confirmed his first fight

Rachel Lang

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Hasbulla has signed a contract with the UFC and has confirmed his first fight

Hasbulla Magomedov has officially signed a contract with the UFC.

Rumours have swirled for months that the social media sensation, who lives with a form of dwarfism, had signed on to a deal with the MMA promotion.

But now it is officially confirmed that the 19-year-old will scrap in the UFC.

The three-foot-four tall Russian, who hails from the mountainous Dagestan region near Georgia, shared the news on social media.

"The rumours are true. I have officially signed a deal to fight in the UFC," the Russian said on social media.

He then thanked the UFC, Dana White, former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, and others that had helped his dream become a reality.

The Dagestani teen added that fans will be able to 'buy a Hasbulla fight kit soon'.

News of the deal initially broke in September when combat sports journalist Igor Lazorin took to Instagram to report the 19-year-old's next steps.

Lazorin uploaded a snap of him and Hasbulla, along with the caption: "Hasbulla signed a five year contract with UFC! So far in the plan – attending tournaments, media activity.

"We will not talk about the amounts in detail, but there they are such that many fighters do not get that much. Hasbulla signed a five year contract with UFC! No fights yet, but…"

While the post has since generated lots of anticipation, the UFC was yet to confirm the reported media deal.

The UFC is yet to make an official announcement but they did share snaps of Hasbulla on their social media accounts shortly after Hasbulla confirmed the news on his socials.

Magomedov, 19, has become one of the biggest names on social media, with an impressive 3.2 million followers on Instagram and over two billion views on TikTok.

Recently, 'Mini Khabib' has been involved in a bitter Twitter feud with Conor McGregor.

The UFC megastar kicked it off by calling Hasbulla a 'smelly inbred' and threatening to volley him in tweets he later deleted.

Hasbulla and McGregor's feud continues to escalate. Credit: Hasbulla/Twitter
Hasbulla and McGregor's feud continues to escalate. Credit: Hasbulla/Twitter

Hasbulla then asked White to schedule a fight between him and the legendary Irish fighter in UFC.

"Hey uncle Dana White and UFC please make it happen, let me eat this chicken," he tweeted.

"I'm hungry, I’ll smash him with my mountain spirit. My brother [Khabib Nurmagomedov] smashed him and all his team, now is my time to rise,"

McGregor replied with a proposition of his own.

The Irishman declared: "Let me spar Hasbulla, UFC. Big gloves, a friendly affair. I swear."

That tweet has also been deleted.

Hasbulla will be in attendance at UFC 280 on October 22. He will be in Islam Makhachev's corner when he takes on Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight title.

Featured Image Credit: hasbulla.hushetskiy/Instagram.

Topics: Hasbulla, UFC, Sport, News

Rachel Lang
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