Mentor Of The Week - Khabib Nurmagomedov
There's no if's, ands, or but's about it - Khabib is the GOAT of modern MMA. This man sells his PPV's without the need for atrocious smack talk and audacious insults, he sells his fights because of how explosively he fights. Khabib doesn't talk trash, until you enter the cage with him. Then it's Khabib standing over his opponent making it rain punches while telling the other dude to just give up! It takes some serious grit to refrain from smack talk and then effortlessly do it during mid fight.
If there was one athlete that you want your kids looking up to, It's Khabib Nurmagomedov. The man is incredibly humble. Goes out of his way to take pics with fans like the elderly woman who stood outside of UFC headquarters with a sign requesting him. He travels around the world to help his team members and friends train, he won't even accept payment for it either.
Khabib has an immense respect for his family as his mother asked him to refrain from competing after the death of his father. The greatest MMA fighter on the planet, a man rich in wealth and famous friends - still respects and listens to his mom. He had a great relationship with his father, who he anoints much of his success in MMA to. If you haven't seen the video, you can watch a young Khabib wrestle with a bear. You can tell he's been a fighter since birth just about.
While he isn't currently competing, the man is still coaching. His prior 5 coached fighters, have all won their bouts. In and outside of the cage, Khabib is a phenom. His fight record is 29-0, he's never lost. Undefeated as a fighter and coach, if there was ever someone you wanted in your corner. Someone you wanted to look up to and emulate, whether you're an athlete or business person or artist. You can find a mentor in Khabib.
Some of his quotes that speak magnitudes of his character
- "Climb the mountains so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."
- "Only the passion for the dreams, courage to pursue them, determination to succeed, turns them into a reality."
- "Money and fame doesn't change people, it just shows you who they truly are."
Mr. Nurmagomedov, we here at Fight.TV salute you. For your humility, for your respect, and all around presence you bring to this sport we love so much. The world would be a much better place if more folks conducted themselves like you. We know your family, friends, and late father especially are so proud! Thankyou for everything you do.