Social media sensation Hasbulla Magomedov has signed a five-year deal with the UFC, according to reports.
The 19-year-old, who suffers from dwarfism and has a child-like appearance, has become one of the biggest names on the internet with 3.2 million Instagram followers and over 2 billion views on TikTok.
And according to combat sports journalist Igor Lazorin, Hasbulla will be working with Dana White and the UFC for the next five years.
He will not be fighting under the promotion's umbrella, as the contract involves appearances instead. Lazorin has not disclosed the money involved but claims it's above what some fighters get paid.
“Hasbulla signed a five year contract with UFC! So far in the plan – attending tournaments, media activity," he wrote on Instagram.
"We will not talk about the amounts in detail, but there they are such that many fighters do not get that much. Hasbulla signed 5 year contract with UFC! No fights yet, but…”
At one point UFC head honcho White jokingly teased a meeting with Hasbulla in Abu Dhabi but he did then attend UFC 267.
He got into it with rival Abdu Rozik and also appeared in the Octagon with undefeated former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after Islam Makhachev beat Dan Hooker via submission.
Rafael Fiziev made the bold move of calling him out after winning at UFC 265 in August, while more recently Hasbulla has beef with UFC sensation Conor McGregor.
McGregor kicked it all off by calling Hasbulla a “smelly inbred” in tweets that were then deleted.
He tweeted: “I’d love to boot that little gimp Hasbulla over a goal post.
“How much to get him on the volley? I’m gonna make it my mission to score a three pointer with him one day, hon the GAA.”
Hasbulla hit back, branding McGregor a chicken and demanding UFC let him fight the Irishman.
Hey uncle @danawhite and @ufc please make it happen, let me eat this chicken @TheNotoriousMMA Im hungry, I’ll smash him with my mountain spirit. My brother @TeamKhabib smashed him and all his team, now is my time to rise!👊🏽 #HasbullaTime #CantDeleteMyTweetsConor pic.twitter.com/VdISS3U1Qm— Crypto Hasbulla NFT (@Hasbulla_NFT) September 8, 2022
"Hey uncle Dana White and UFC please make it happen," he wrote.
“Let me eat this chicken Conor McGregor. 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!”
"I don’t follow bums… I didn’t know someone was running their mouth, @ me next time."
After seeing the back and forth, White issued a warning to McGregor when speaking on the podcast, My Mom’s Basement.
He said: “Conor better watch himself. If he runs into Hasbulla then he's gonna be in some big trouble!”
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