Khabib Nurmagomedov

I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I want to stay humble, but I have to talk because the other guys talk too much, and… I understand the crazy power the UFC PR machine has.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

You have to punch hard for knockouts, and to beat me, you have to knock me out.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

My best background is, like, smash opponents. I all the time go forward. I all the time try to take down somebody. Make him give up. This is my style, you know. This is what I do all my life.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I don’t think I’m a bad guy from Dagestan. I think I’m a good guy from Dagestan. But for my opponents, for sure, I’m a bad guy because when I go to the cage every time, I smash my opponents.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I came to the UFC to fight with top-level fighters and become the undisputed, undefeated champion. This is my goal.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Where is Conor? He wanna fight with a bus. I want to fight with a real gangster. Iaquinta, thank you so much.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Give me 30 minutes rest, little drink of water. Give me 30 minutes, and I can fight with anybody.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I’m from Dagestan, I’m born in Dagestan, and Dagestan is a different level for people living a tough life, people living in the mountains.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I train, eat, sleep, and repeat.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

My style is not like anyone’s. I’m not a typical wrestler.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I never have a problem with the weight cut. My number one enemy is injuries because I train so hard.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I don’t know about politics so much. I’m a professional athlete.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Of course I am tough, but I am smart, too. I’m more smart than tough. People watching my record and say that this guy is tough. This is not about tough; this is about mind. You think when you fight. This is about everything.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

They’re all fake belts. To be honest, I think real belt is Tony Ferguson’s.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I don’t think about, ‘Oh, I’m finally getting my respect,’ because I don’t care about this.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

When I fought with Michael Johnson, when I took his arm for the kimura, I can break it, but I go very slowly, be careful, because I don’t want to give him injury.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Next fight? If the UFC tell me, ‘What do you want?’ I’m going to say Tony Ferguson.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I feel I represent my country: not only my country but all former U.S.S.R. countries because I have very big fan base here, and I have more than a billion Muslim fans. I feel I represent these guys all around the world. My fans. This gives me very good energy. When I go to the cage, I think about these people.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I need eight weeks, train hard, last one week make weight, and go to the war. Because when I go to the war, I have to know I am ready or no.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

These guys talk when I’m injured, but when I’m healthy, where are these guys? Tony or Conor, it doesn’t matter. Or maybe they’re going to fight it each other? It doesn’t matter.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I think about only me.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I never fight for the money, but every person is different.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I care about my legacy.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

I know America is very nice and very good people. I’m a professional athlete. I come here. I never have a problem with somebody about my religion, about my name. I am happy. I’m always comfortable because I never do anything wrong. All the time I do something right. I follow all the rules.
Khabib Nurmagomedov

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