Khabib Nurmagamedov Showed Off His Shooting Skills on a Shooting Range in Jordan… Watch the Video of Him Tearing Into Some Targets Below…
Is there a more intimidating fighter on the roster than Khabib Nurmagamedov? While the heavyweight champion of the world is supposed to be the baddest man on the planet, you can’t deny that Daniel Cormier just doesn’t have the same intensity in his personality as the Russian UFC lightweight champion.
Nurmagamedov is 27-0 in his professional career, and he’s showed no signs of weakness since he took control of the 155lb division. He’s pulverized elite strikers like Conor McGregor and Edson Barboza and demonstrated some of the most brutal ground-and-pound MMA has ever seen.
Now somebody decided the smart thing to do was to give him a gun. As if he wasn’t already one of the most dangerous men on the planet. Check out the footage below of Khabib hanging with a prince in Jordan, having a great time at a shooting range.
Hotshot: @TeamKhabib shows off impressive firing range skills on trip to Jordan
— RT Sport (@RTSportNews) February 11, 2019
As you can see, it looks like Khabib is having fun on the shooting range during a trip to Amman in Jordan. A devout Muslim, the Dagestani champion has become a massive star in the Middle East and the Caucasus for his code of honour and proud representation of Islam in front of the world.
Here he’s casually hanging out with Crown Prince Hussein, the heir to King Abdullah II. He demonstrates quick reload skills and decent movement as he shoots at the targets. We don’t get to see the end result, but hey, the man looks like he’s having fun. Even princes recognize when it’s Khabib time because he got embraced by the Royal after his efforts. He’s also been to Jerusalem, Israel and is currently believed to be in Morocco at the moment.
With the Champ @khabib_nurmagomedov ''Send me location pic.twitter.com/MAp8hDDxkB
— Prince Hussein (@Princehusseinbi) February 11, 2019
It could be a while until we see Khabib back in action in an octagon after he was hit with a 9-month suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission. He turned down the option to take part in an anti-bullying program. He described the NAC as hypocrites, as he blasted the actual state of Nevada. He told media:
‘”The state of Nevada is a place where they allow drugs, prostitution and gambling.”
When you add in the fact that he has said he will not return before his two teammates who were banned for one year, it’s looking like October before the champion will be back in action.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how the UFC deals with this situation. Dana White is unlikely to want another lengthy period with an inactive champion, so an interim title fight between Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson could be a possibility. Of course, they may be able to entice Khabib back if they offer enough money.
Khabib has made it clear that his ideal next opponent is Georges St. Pierre. However, with the UFC still playing coy over a 165lb division, and ‘Rush’ refusing to commit to a return, it remains unlikely.