Russian mixed-style fighter Magomed Bibulatov answered the question of who was his source of inspiration at the beginning of his career.
“I would not say that I wanted to be like this or that athlete. One of them admired my striking technique, the other – wrestling skills, the third – the fighting style. For example, in the stand I was always impressed by Kane Velasquez. In terms of wrestling, no one stands next to Khabib Nurmagomedov – how he transfers opponents to the flooring, how he “knits” below. Others try to do the same, but they can’t do it as easily as he does. Charles Oliveira is impressive in grappling. Look at how many early submission victories he scored. Putting it all together, the coolest fighter is Demetrius Johnson. It is he who is the most balanced MMA athlete, “Bibulatov said in an interview with RT.
Earlier, Bibulatov commented on the result of the match of the first round of the qualifying tournament of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Malta – Russia.