MMA internet sensation Hasbulla ‘could become a billionaire’ according to UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Both Hasbulla and Khabib originate from the Russian republic of Dagestan, and the former UFC lightweight champion believes the teenager could well become his native home’s most famous figure.
Following his remarkable rise to social media fame Khabib has now encouraged Habulla to move to the United States in an effort to become a billionaire.
The 33-year-old told Red Corner MMA : “He has to go to the US, all the big sports stars know him there, he’s very popular.
“He has to move for a couple of years to the US and become a billionaire. Minimum he can become a millionaire.”
The 19-year-old made an appearance at last month’s UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi following a personal invitation by the championship’s boss Dana White.
And Hasbulla went on to write arguably one of the biggest headlines of the night despite the action in the octagon, as he came face-to-face with arch rival Abdu Rozik.
Many have since speculated that Hasbulla and Rozik should settle their dispute with a meeting in the cage, however pal Khabib believes this would be a bad idea.
He said: “Honestly, I don’t want to make this fight [with Abdu Rozik]. I don’t support this idea. I don’t think this is a good idea.
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“They’re both big names, they can create some good things if they become friends. If I had a choice, I’m going to make them friends.”
The Eagle added that he hoped the pair could use their internet fame to do something good, like becoming charity ambassadors, adding that ‘peace is better than war’.
He continued: “Maybe do some good charity things [together], they can become ambassadors for charity funds… but I don’t want to see this fight.
“We have enough fighting around the world. Peace is better than war.”
According to Championat Khabib also sensationally revealed that the 19-year-old had received contact from the WWE.
He said: “The WWE, wrestling, also wants him to come to them somehow. They want to pay him some big money to get him into the ring. He’s immensely popular abroad.”