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Hasbulla, who suffers from dwarfism, took platforms like TikTok and Instagram by storm after becoming a viral hit.
The Russian, who was born in the Republic of Dagestan, has built an online following and even been praised by the likes of YouTube star Logan Paul.
Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox spoke with White ahead of UFC 266 on Saturday and revealed that he asked the UFC president about Hasbulla.
When he was asked if Hasbulla was on his radar, White simply responded: “Yes.”
Ready to mark this down as my favorite moment in the history of me interviewing Dana White immediately pic.twitter.com/ADyfwMAsf4— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) September 23, 2021
Robbie, you are the best— Hasbulla 🇷🇺 (@HasbulIah) September 23, 2021
Fox went on to ask the UFC chief if he had any plans on bringing the Dagestan star to the MMA organisation.
“I do know about him. He and I have a meeting in Abu Dhabi,” White replied.
Fox was left in disbelief at White’s response before the UFC president told him that he was only “f*****g with [him]” and burst out into laughter.
Hasbulla, who is believed to be 18 years old, holds the nickname of ‘Mini Khabib’ and has been spotted with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov in the past.
Mini Khabib has channelled his inner Eagle and ignited a rivalry with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who he has publicly called out for a fight.
Hasbulla’s exploits on social media have even impressed Joe Rogan, with the UFC legend saying it is “incredible” how quickly he became a viral figure online.
The TikTok and Instagram star has been linked with a controversial fight with Tajik singer Abdu Rozik, who shares a similar child-like appearance to Hasbulla.
Featured Image Credit: Robbie Fox’s Twitter/Hasbulla Magomedov & Instagram
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