Khabib Nurmagomedov Displays LeBron-Esque Basketball Skills: Watch
UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most feared men on the planet in his sport – and on the basketball court/basketball mats. The Eagle took to instagram on Wednesday night to share some footage from a recent barefoot pickup game, during which he displayed his Charles Barkley-esque rebounding ability, LeBron-like travelling skills and a fadeaway jumper that would make Michael Jordan sweat.
Khabib (28-0) is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated title defense against Tony Ferguson, which is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18. During a recent interview session in his native Dagestan, Khabib described how he is more motivated than ever for his upcoming fight against Tony.
Says Khabib (H/T @MMARusContext)
“I will train hard. With every fight, I gain more and more experience. I’m getting older, I am 31. I think it’s the peak age of a fighter’s career. Of course, I will train more for this fight because I got a worthy opponent. He is very good and very dangerous opponent.”
“And to be honest, I lacked this motivation for my last fights. Iaquinta, Conor, Barboza, Poirier. They’re not the same as Tony Ferguson. That’s why I feel that fire burning inside…