“Can’t Be F***ing Around”: Khabib Nurmagomedov Affirms Joe Rogan’s Remarks on ‘Very Very Disciplined Camp’

Khabib Nurmagomedov has one of the most coveted careers in all of combat sports. The Dagestani fighter retired undefeated after beating the best opponents in his division. His resume holds names like Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje. The 34-year-old convincingly dominated and beat his opponents to cement his legacy before announcing his retirement from competition. Furthermore, he took up a role as a coach and helped his teammate, Islam Makhachev, bring the UFC lightweight title back to the mountains of Dagestan.

Nurmagomedov’s achievements are a testament to the type of rigorous training he underwent. A staunch religious man, “The Eagle” follows the rules of his religion while having a strict disciplined training routine. These practices also apply to the rest of his teammates. He implemented the same when he took on the role of a coach and his methods produced results.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 05: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia poses for the media during the UFC 242 Ultimate Media Day at the Yas Hotel on September 5, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Recently, longtime UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan discussed the rigorous and disciplined training methods of the Dagestanis on his JRE MMA Show. UFC Welterweight and a student of ‘coach Khabib’s’, Belal Muhammad, joined Rogan in the conversation. A clip of their conversation discussing Nurmagomedov camp’s training methods made rounds on social media. Now, ‘The Eagle’ himself has shared it on his Instagram story, affirming their coaching methods that guarantee results.


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Khabib Nurmagomedov shared Joe Rogan’s words on his IG story

In the clip shared in the IG reel, Rogan asks Muhammad, “They have a very very disciplined camp, right? Like, you have to have your hair cut a certain way, like you can’t be f***ing around showing up with blue mohawks or nothing crazy. Like, it’s very disciplined right?”

Muhammad responded, “I think that’s one of the reasons why they’re all successful. I feel like, when Khabib walks into the room, it’s like an army. We all get up, we all stand in line, he’ll stand in line, he’ll point to who’s hard sparring in the cage… Most teams have a sparring day… For them, they’re doing everything every day…”


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Talking about their religious ways he said, “You have to pray five times a day and every single one of the guys is doing that. None of their guys are drinking. None of their guys are going out and partying.”  Muhammad added that Nurmagomedov would take phones away from fighters who showed up tired and would only return them once they were well-rested.


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He also mentioned, “They don’t want to lose any round in practice. They don’t want to lose any minute in grappling and I think that’s what transfers their mentality into the cage.”


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After listening to Muhammad’s account, it should be no surprise that the Dagestani fighters have so much success in the cage. What are your thoughts on the Dagestani training camps? Let us know in the comments below.

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