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How Old Is Hasbulla? His Age, Next Fight And Nationality Explained

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How Old Is Hasbulla? His Age, Next Fight And Nationality Explained

While the world is still waiting for news on the epic fight between TikTok sensation Hasbulla Magomedov, aka "Mini Khabib," and fellow social media star Abdu Roziq, Hasbulla's manager has already lined up his next opponent.

But who is Hasbulla and why is he famous?

Hasbulla attracted the attention of the likes of Kanye West and became an overnight cult MMA hero when he recreated a video of one of fellow Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC weigh-ins, earning the nickname "Mini Khabib". His fight announcement and face-off with Roziq, who sings and raps on YouTube, quickly became one of his most popular videos online.

Last week, Chechen MMA fighter Ashab Tamaev, Hasbulla's manager, said his man would be taking on Abdu Roziq in "three to four days" but the 18 year old, who is thought to suffer from dwarfism, has yet to face his 17-year-old opponent from Tajikistan.

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Tamaev is already talking to new challengers, having reportedly lined up a fighter called Tain, who is ready to rumble and said to have the same growth hormone deficiency as Hasbulla, weighing in at 32kg.

You'll hear it here first when the fight happens but, in the meantime, here's everything you need to know about Hasbulla.

How old is Hasbulla?

Hasbulla (Credit: Instagram/hasbulla466)
Hasbulla (Credit: Instagram/hasbulla466)
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Don't be fooled by the baby-face, Hasbulla is actually 18 years old but suffers from dwarfism, giving him a child-like appearance and voice due to his stunted growth.

Who is Hasbulla fighting?

Abdu Roziq is a popular internet personality from Tajikistan, known for his record-breaking singing and rapping videos on YouTube, where he has over 400,000 subscribers to his Avlod Media channel. The whole world has been waiting for word of the much-hyped battle between Hasbulla and Abdu Rozik since their pre-fight 'press conference' went viral on TikTok.

Is Hasbulla related to Khabib?

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Despite the pair being from the same part of Russia - Dagestan - and Hasbulla being dubbed "Mini Khabib" they're actually not related. They have, however, become best mates since Hasbulla's rise to internet stardom, appearing in a host of TikTok videos together.

Hasbulla and Khabib (Credit: Instagram/hasbulla466)
Hasbulla and Khabib (Credit: Instagram/hasbulla466)

What is Hasbulla's condition?

There's no official information on Hasbulla's disease but it's been reported that he suffers from dwarfism, which affects growth and can cause other physical problems, such as bowed legs or an unusually curved spine, according to the NHS. Genes can play a part but it's usually a result of the body not producing enough growth hormone.

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It can be caused by over 400 medical conditions, say experts at the Restricted Growth Association, but most sufferers are able to live normal, healthy lives. Five-time Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds OBE and Tyrion Lannister himself, Peter Dinklage, for example, both have achondroplasia, whose primary feature is dwarfism.

Where is Hasbulla from?

The TikTok star is from Dagestan, which is a republic of Russia in the very south of the country, bordering Azerbaijan and Georgia. It's a country known for producing fighters - whether that's in taekwondo, wrestling, muay thai, boxing or MMA. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the best-known but he opened the door for several of his compatriots to join him in the UFC, including flyweight Askar Askarov and welterweight Muslim Salikhov.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/hasbulla466

Topics: Boxing, UFC, TikTok

Colin Hubbuck
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