Nurmagomedov gives his backing to rising UFC star

Nurmagomedov gives his backing to rising UFC star

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took to his official Twitter account and tweeted out a photograph of himself with Zabit Magomedsharipov.

A blossoming contender in the UFC featherweight division, Zabit Magomedsharipov is aiming to bring a UFC world title to his native Dagestan, Russia, akin to compatriot Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

The statement attached to the tweet put forth by Khabib Nurmagomedov read as follows: "With best Featherweight in the World."

ZaBeast aka Zabit Magomedsharipov’s most recent fight was a unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar in November 2019. Magomedsharipov is yet to fight since his big win over Kattar, Sportskeeda reported.