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Hasbulla Magomedov signs UFC contract and confirms fight

Daniel Marland

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Hasbulla Magomedov signs UFC contract and confirms fight

Viral sensation Hasbulla Magomedov has signed a contract with the UFC and confirmed he will be fighting for the promotion.

The 19-year-old, who suffers from dwarfism and has a child-like appearance, is one of the biggest names on social media 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

Last year, he struck up a friendship with UFC president Dana White with the duo meeting in Abu Dhabi.

Rumours last month suggested Hasbulla had signed a contract with the world's top MMA company for marketing purposes.

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Hasbulla took to Twitter on Thursday morning and claimed he will fight in the UFC.

Along with a picture of him holding Hasbulla merchandise, the Dagestan native tweeted: "The rumours are true. I have officially signed a deal to fight in the UFC!

"Details will be revealed by the end of the year. Thank you to my team for making this dream a reality."

The UFC are yet to make an official announcement.

Hasbulla tweeted the news on Thursday. (Image Credit: Hasbulla/Twitter)
Hasbulla tweeted the news on Thursday. (Image Credit: Hasbulla/Twitter)

Hasbulla feuded with fellow TikTok star Abdu Rozik in 2021, with the duo coming to blows during the main event of UFC 267.

White previously laughed off suggestions Hasbulla would fight in the promotion but has slowly come around to the idea.

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 then asked White to schedule a fight between himself and 'the Notorious' in UFC.

"Hey uncle @danawhite and @ufc please make it happen, let me eat this chicken @TheNotoriousMMA," he tweeted.

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

"I'm 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."

McGregor replied with a proposition of his own. He offered to spar the teenager in a 'friendly' affair. That tweet has also been deleted.

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

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 Magomedov/Instagram

Topics: Hasbulla Magomedov, UFC

Daniel Marland
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