Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed a picture of himself with the mumps in the lead up to his fight against Justin Gaethje — this and much more on Saturday's social media roundup.
Khabib Nurmagomedov looks terrible with the mumps
The current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faced a lot of adversity in the lead up to potentially the final fight of his MMA career against Justin Gaethje.
Nurmagomedov has now revealed a picture of himself with the mumps just under a month out from fighting Gaethje.
Khabib when he had the mumps a month out from the Gaethje fight, his head was a balloon pic.twitter.com/sC21W75lPB— Jan Blachowicz Super Fan---- (@MustyMcgregor) February 19, 2021
As you can see in the picture, physically, Nurmagomedov looks awful.
In an interview with ACA fighter Magomed Ismailov, Nurmagomedov revealed what went on.
He said "I started feeling worse on the plane and when we arrive, I get a high fever,” Nurmagomedov said in Russian, via English subtitles. “It was getting really bad and after a while, I was taken to the hospital, and I had intensive care for five days. It was really bad.”
He also revealed that at one point he wanted to cancel the fight against Gaethje but his team wanted to push forward and go ahead with the bout.
This makes Nurmagomedov's win over Gaethje even more impressive.
The same bout twice in one night
At Bushido Qazaqstan FC in Kazakhstan, we saw the same bout be held twice in one night.
Here is how it went down.
Quarterfinals: That was weird. Looked like Sanjar Tazhiyev (Kazakh Zabit) tapped to a knee injury but then was angry when the fight wasn't restarted. Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev moves to the semifinals. #BushidoQazaqstan pic.twitter.com/Y4PTxgAInc— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 18, 2021
Oh shit Sanjar Tazhiyev (Kazakh Zabit) replaces Zhandos Isabekov, and rematches Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev in the semifinals. MMA tournaments are the best.— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 18, 2021
Semifinals: The sequel ends just as anticlimactic as the original. Bauyrzhan Kuanyshbayev def. Sanjar Tazhiyev via TKO when Tazhiyev decides he doesn't want to continue. #BushidoQazaqstan pic.twitter.com/i7nANN59p1— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 18, 2021
Maycee Barber apologizes to Dana White immediately after UFC 258 loss
The UFC's series, The Thrill and Agony captured the moment when Maycee Barber immediately apologizes to Dana White after her loss to Alexa Grasso.
Take a look at the whole video below.
Petr Yan sends Aljamain Sterling a video of what is to come at UFC 259
The UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has sent Aljamain Sterling a video of what is to come for him at UFC 259 when the two fight.
Aljo is fucked ------ pic.twitter.com/mlVW0NRgPp— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) February 20, 2021
Kamaru Usman shuts down a rematch with Jorge Masvidal
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has shut down a rematch with Jorge Masvidal.
Fuck it I’m not feeling generous anymore. Anyone can get it #AndStill ----------— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) February 19, 2021
Jorge Masvidal has responded to Usman.
Dustin Poirier enjoys some family time
Family man Dustin Poirier is enjoying some time in the snow with his daughter.
Had a blast today with sweet p! pic.twitter.com/0vWscJiPJF— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 20, 2021
Steven Nguyen gets a devastating KO finish
Steven Nguyen produced a devastating KO finish at last night's LFA show.
Leon Edwards makes a prediction for his fight against Belal Muhammad
UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has made a prediction on how he sees his fight against Belal Muhammad going down.
Marlon Vera sends a message to fighters who can't make weight
After Rafael Alves missed weight at yesterday's UFC weigh-ins by two weight classes, UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera has sent a message to all the fighters who can't make weight successfully.
Make weight fat fucks— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) February 19, 2021
Brendan Schaub's math skills