Umar Nurmagomedov, the cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, was looking forward to the biggest challenge of his career. He was scheduled to face Cory Sandhagen, the number one contender in the bantamweight division, in the main event of UFC Fight Night on August 28.
However, fate had other plans for him. Umar Nurmagomedov recently posted a video on his Instagram account, showing how he injured his shoulder during a sparring session at American Kickboxing Academy. In the video, he can be seen taking a punch from his training partner and immediately clutching his shoulder in pain. The video ends abruptly, leaving fans wondering about the severity of his injury.
According to MMA Fighting, Umar Nurmagomedov has suffered a torn rotator cuff and will require surgery. He is expected to be out of action for at least six months. This means that he will have to wait for another opportunity to prove himself against the best in the world.
Umar Nurmagomedov is currently undefeated in his MMA career, with a record of 16-0. He has won four fights in the UFC, showcasing his impressive grappling and striking skills. Many fans and experts believe that he has the potential to become a future champion, following in the footsteps of his cousin Khabib.
The Nurmagomedov family has a strong legacy in MMA, with several members competing at the highest level. Umar Nurmagomedov is one of the rising stars of the clan, and he will surely bounce back from this setback stronger than ever.
What are your thoughts on Umar Nurmagomedov’s injury? Do you think he will be able to recover fully and resume his climb up the rankings? Who do you want to see him fight next when he returns? Let us know in the comments below!