ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? Meet @zabit_magomedsharipov In a true ‘Maximus Decimus Meridius’ performance, it was so much fun to watch the crowd go from chanting ‘USA...USA...USA’ in the first round to ‘ZABIT...ZABIT...ZABIT’ in the third! I remember the first time I saw this guy spar I was ...
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? Meet @zabit_magomedsharipov In a true ‘Maximus Decimus Meridius’ performance, it was so much fun to watch the crowd go from chanting ‘USA...USA...USA’ in the first round to ‘ZABIT...ZABIT...ZABIT’ in the third! I remember the first time I saw this guy spar I was like ‘Who the FOOK is this?!’ I think the whole arena was like that last night- from Rogan to Dana to the fans in the nose bleeds.
Bred in the Caucasus to be nothing less than the perfect fighter he surprisingly enough was brought up in a San Da school but I guess if you don’t wrestle over there you don’t get to do much, where his Jiu Jitsu got so good I have yet to figure out but that’s a whole other story - the small Republic of Dagestan, nestled in the Caucasian mountains between the Caspian and the Black Sea... has produced some of the greatest fighters I have ever seen, some already revealed to the casual fan some yet to.
Zabit is just that, the perfect fighter: will and skill, range and speed, striking, takedown and grappling - a product of his environment ... a hybrid between Wolverine and an Avatar, strong with his faith with an unbreakable spirit.
Believe it or not he broke his hand warming up and wouldn’t let any of us know, even brushing it off at the press conference just so Coach Mark wouldn’t feel bad about the accident.
With all the flair and abundant potential he is still an unfinished product - there are certain things coaches can teach and others you must ‘learn on your own’ in there! But mostly he is a perfectionist and knows his work is not done.
It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this guy’s Odyssey into the UFC and to be welcomed into the tight knit group he calls his ‘brothers’ who I now call my brothers and I can’t wait to visit this part of the world that intrigued me so much.
Congratulations little brother let’s get to work as soon as your hand heals up. @mark_henry7 @timurvaliev_df @mansur_uchakaev @timurvaliev_df @ramazan_kuramagomedov_ @bibulatov_057 @muslim_salikhov @nurmagomedov_said @magomedov_tiger @dagestan_fighter #ufc #ufc223