WATCH: Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals how he got the Eagle Nickname

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a name that needs no introduction. His legendary run in the UFC is known to everyone and most people are familiar with Khabib like the back of their hand. One of the things that stood out about the Russian MMA superstar was his nickname.

Khabib is known as ‘Eagle’ and when he decided to take up the role of a promoter, he used this nickname to rename his promotion to Eagle Fighting Championship. While almost everyone know about the nickname, not many know the story behind it.

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The former UFC champion had explained about this during one of the episodes from Anatomy of a Fighter. The story starts at the 1:46 Minute mark of the video. 

“This is Tsumadinskyi District, this is where I’m from. Sildi village, this is my village and when Americans in 2012 said my name was too long and we had to come up with a nickname, we chose ‘Eagle’ because I’m from Tsumadinsky district and it is translated as ‘Eagles’ district,” he said.

You can watch the complete video below where Khabib explains this.

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