MMA Hasbulla Magomedov Throws Hands With Former World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson
Habulla Magomedov successfully landed a punch on former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, triggering an expected reaction from the legendary boxer.
Recognized as ‘Mini Khabib’ and a TikTok sensation, Hasbulla Magomedov is accustomed to being in the spotlight. Ever since his rise to fame during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 20-year-old has gained immense popularity on platforms like TikTok and Instagram, accumulating millions of views. However, not all of his actions have garnered positive responses from the online community.
Having been diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), Hasbulla’s medical condition has become the subject of countless memes, viral videos, and tweets. Despite this, thanks to his unique appearance and undeniable confidence, it appears that his fame will continue to grow without waning anytime soon.
Magomedov has gained significant recognition for his ties to the UFC. In fact, the confident and short-statured individual has recently inked a contract with Dana White’s renowned promotion.
His frequent interactions with fellow Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov may be the reason behind his animosity towards Conor McGregor. McGregor has been cautioned about the potential challenges he could face from Hasbulla.
However, the 20-year-old doesn’t limit himself to MMA. Fans speculate about his preferences in the ongoing debate surrounding football’s biggest stars, Messi or Ronaldo, believing that he has indicated his allegiance.
And now, Hasbulla is venturing into the world of boxing. In a recent episode of Mike Tyson’s podcast, ‘Hotboxin’, the two engaged in a physical altercation.
Hasbulla throws a series of punches, but Mike Tyson expertly defends himself, utilizing head movement to evade any significant blows.
However, there is a brief moment when Hasbulla manages to connect a punch on the side of Tyson’s head, causing him to momentarily pause. Suddenly, Tyson’s defensive guard appears vulnerable.
Taking advantage of the opening, the Russian sensation begins delivering powerful punches through the gap in Tyson’s guard, landing several shots directly on target.
And at that moment, reminiscent of his infamous bout with Evander Holyfield in their 1997 WBA world title rematch, the former champion resorts to unsportsmanlike tactics.
Realizing that the tide is turning against him, the renowned heavyweight boxer lifts Hasbulla, treating him as if he were a small child, and makes an attempt to bite his ear.
This behavior mirrors the shocking incident that resulted in his disqualification against Holyfield many years ago, following his defeat in their initial fight through an 11th round stoppage.
While Hasbulla may appear to be an easy opponent for Tyson, he could potentially face an even more manageable challenger in the form of Jake Paul.
Although the Problem Child boasts a few victories on his professional record, he recently experienced defeat at the hands of relative newcomer Tommy Fury.
Prior to that loss, the social media sensation boldly claimed that he could defeat the former heavyweight champion, even going so far as to assert that he would “destroy” the iconic Hangover star.
To his credit, Paul did admit to suffering from “delusional optimism.” Now, given the potential consequences, he may reconsider his desire to face Tyson, as the stakes are high enough that he could risk losing his own surname in the process.
The unexpected crossover between Mike Tyson and Hasbulla turned out to be something that fans didn’t anticipate but ended up appreciating. The viral video clip has garnered an impressive 20.2 million views on Twitter. However, this interaction has left fans and supporters divided in their reactions. While some fans find the encounter amusing, others express discomfort with Tyson treating the 20-year-old as if he were a child.
Nevertheless, it appears that both Mike and Hasbulla pay little heed to the opinions of fans. Following the incident, the Russian social media star took to Facebook and shared a selfie of the two, celebrating their memorable meeting.