For a guy to go from knowing next to no English to being one of MMA’s best trash talkers is remarkable and should be recognized — nay, celebrated — the same way we do knockouts, slick submissions, and basically all entertaining things that happen in the sport. Your boy Khabib Nurmagomedov has done that and, damn, it just leaves us wanting more. And then more after that.
Nurms’ approach has translated well on Twitter. The pictures he’s posted along with his sometimes-broken English tweets are entertaining and downright inspiring to the point that we’re contemplating reaching out to him in hopes he’ll be a guest columnist for our infant blog. Imaging the headline: “Nurblogomedov: My Dagestani Take on Everything Because I Wrestle Bear.” Hello, web traffic.
In one of his recent postings, Khabib shows that he’s good at — or at least knows someone who is good at — Photoshop, taking an old photo and editing it to show Mike Tyson writing “KHABIB CHAMP” across a sleeping Dana White’s forehead. Bravo.
Keep ’em coming, Nurms. We applaud you for your contributions.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 22, 2015
Open workout with my buddy pic.twitter.com/hbLfGDvnRV
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 20, 2015
My sparring partner misses me. Sent me selfie today from Russia pic.twitter.com/FT7Fi0y0tr
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 19, 2015
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 13, 2015
Good morning @ufc fans. Please someone wake up the cowboy. I will have two session before he wake up
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 12, 2015
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