Social media star Hasbulla WILL fight in the UFC – despite being 3ft 4in tall – after signing a deal with the company, as his feud with Conor McGregor rumbles on… and heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou jokes he’s found his next title defence!
- Hasbulla has confirmed he will take to the UFC Octagon for his first official fight
- The social media sensation, who stands at 3ft 4ins, lives with a form of dwarfism
- He previously had a war of words with Irish fighter Conor McGregor on Twitter
- Hasbulla Magomedov, of Dagestan, signed a five-year UFC deal in September
Hasbulla Magomedov has revealed his first official fight in the UFC Octagon is on.
The social media sensation, 20, who is 3ft 4ins tall and lives with a form of dwarfism, signed a five-year contract with the promotion company in September amid a bitter social media feud with Irish fighter Conor McGregor.
Hasbulla, from the Russian republic of Dagestan, thanked UFC chief Dana White and friend, undefeated former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, for making his dream a reality.
Social media star Hasbulla (pictured) has confirmed his first fight in the UFC Octagon is on
The post read: The rumors 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 @ufc, @danawhite, @khabib_nurmagomedov, @sungurov_usa, @justinozuna and everyone who helped make this dream become a reality.
‘All my fans will be able to buy a Hasbulla fight kit soon.’
UFC’s heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou responded by joking on Twitter: ‘I think I have my next title defense @Hasbulla_NFT,’ with a mocked-up picture of Ngannou holding his title belt and Hasbulla posing with his fists up.
The Dagestani, who is 3ft 4ins and lives with a form of dwarfism, signed a five-year contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promotion company back in September
And Hasbulla thanked UFC chief Dana White (pictured) for helping his dream become a reality
‘Mini Khabib’ has 2.1million followers on Instagram and a massive 4.3billion views on TikTok.
One UFC aficionado posted on Twitter with a picture apparently showing Hasbulla merchandise, with a ‘UFC Venum Hasbulla Magomedov authentic Fight Night 2.0 men’s walkout jersey’ available for $109.99 (£97.56).
The fan joked: ‘Just got my paycheck time to splurge.’
‘The Notorious’ McGregor has previously tweeted an edited photo showing himself on a boat holding up on a children’s toy with Hasbulla’s head photoshopped on.
The Russian has developed a relationship with UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov (above right)
His sour online feud with UFC poster boy Conor McGregor (above) looks set to further heat up
McGregor had captioned the picture: ‘Now what you saying you little gimp,’ before later deleting the tweet.
Hasbulla hit back and posted a screenshot of the now-deleted post and said: ‘Can’t make this up. @TheNotoriousMMA why you delete every time I reply.’ He then responded again, calling for a fight between the pair to be organised.
Hasbulla added: ‘Hey uncle @danawhite and @ufc please make it happen, let me eat this chicken @TheNotoriousMMA. 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.’
In a similar series of now-deleted tweets, the UFC star went after the 99cm-tall prankster. McGregor tweeted: ‘I’d love to boot that little gimp Hasbulla over a goal post’, before he labelled him a ‘little smelly inbred’.