October 2, 2020

Khabib shaved his head ahead of the UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to defend his UFC lightweight title against the interim champion Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 “Fight island” event which will take place on October 24 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

With Khabib vs Gaethje fight just a few weeks away, both fighters are currently in the final stage of their training camps.

The undefeated Russian champ has been training and preparing for the UFC 254 fight in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates for the past month. Khabib’s camp in Dubai included his regular team of sparring partners and coaches besides his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who passed away a few months ago following complications after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Khabib’s main coach, Javier Mendez, most recently posted a video of Khabib after “The Eagle” shaved his head a few weeks ahead of the upcoming fight with Justin Gaethje.

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In the video, you can hear Khabib saying a Russian phrase “По встречке” (“pavstrechke”) which is a Russian slang expression meaning “a haircut against hair growth”.

Khabib is looking sharp and seems to be in a good spirit ahead of the UFC 254. You can read our analysis of the Nurmagomedov vs Gaethje matchup and prediction on if Khabib will beat Justin here.

Stay tuned, we will be following and posting more news from “Team Khabib” and “Team Gaethje” prior to October 24th.

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