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Hasbulla Magomedov Punches YouTuber In The Face Before UFC 267, Had Him On The Ropes

Daniel Marland


Hasbulla Magomedov Punches YouTuber In The Face Before UFC 267, Had Him On The Ropes

Hasbulla Magomedov has gone viral after 'punching' YouTube star Adam Saleh in the face before UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi.

The Russian online sensation - who is believed to be 18-years-old - is currently in Abu Dhabi to support Islam Makhachev against Dan Hooker.

He's obviously being treated like royalty after leaving his native Dagestan and came face-to-face with Saleh in a hotel.

If you've followed Hasbulla for a while, what happened next will come as no surprise. He took a few swings at Saleh and landed a clean shot. Check it out below.

Saleh shared the clip to Instagram and captioned it: "Face-to-face with my next opponent Hasbulla, he punches hard!"

It's the kind of technique and no-nonsense attitude that's captured the attention of everyone online.

Hasbulla has posed with UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov in the past and regularly trains with Makhachev.

Even UFC president Dana White is aware of the youngster and hilariously responded to claims he'll be getting a contract with the promotion.

Asked if Hasbulla will fight in the UFC, White replied: "I don't know if he'll fight in the UFC, but he's definitely gonna do something with us."

Speaking ahead Saturday's event, Hooker was asked if he knew who Hasbulla was and if he was "upset" knowing that he would be supporting Makhachev.

Hooker responded: "Who's the other bloke? Who's the guy on my team? Abdul [Abdu Rozik, Hasbulla's rival]? Abdul's on my team.

"I got a horse on the race now. Now I'm training my boy. I'm training my boy up [...] no word of a lie, I'm not even s**tting. Abdul's on my team. Hasbulla can be on his team.

"He's picked his horse, he's picked a losing horse. Game on, baby!"

Hasbulla wasted no time in taking to Instagram to send a message to both Hooker and fierce rival Abdu Rozik.

He told Hooker: "Dan Hooker, listen to me my brother. Smash you, be careful."

Hasbulla's Instagram video was accompanied by a caption aimed at Hooker and Rozik.

"My brother [Islam Makhachev] will smash you and I will smash your boy, [Abdu Rozik]," reads the message.

Featured Image Credit: Hasbulla

Topics: Hasbulla Magomedov, UFC, MMA

Daniel Marland
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