Khabib Nurmagomedov must have a jaw made of pure titanium…
Although Khabib Nurmagomedov still has a blemish-free pro-MMA record, the Russian has been wobbled on one or two occasions in his career and countless McGregor fans have described the 29-year-old as ‘chinny’.
However, in taking on Edson Barboza at UFC 219, the ‘Eagle’ seemingly proved all his doubters wrong in one terrifying moment in the final round of the fight.
Known as one of the most vicious strikers in the lightweight division, Barboza has finished multiple opponents with a variety of kicks. However, after landing a brutal spinning wheel kick to the head of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 219, the Brazilian must have been shocked to see the Russian’s response.
Rather than hit the canvas in an unconscious state (as the vast majority of lightweights would have) Khabib simply brushed the vicious kick off like it was a meaningless jab and continued to march forward.
Speaking about McGregor’s chances vs Nurmagomedov on Twitter recently, Daniel Cormier stated that no punch from the Irishman would be able to finish the Russian and that only a head kick would do it. However, many fans have now pointed out that the ‘Eagle’s’ clash with Barboza is proof that not even a spinning kick to the temple is capable of finishing the terrifying Russian.
He walked through this one. pic.twitter.com/2dcCLxhtkx
— (((Sukhdeep Butty))) (@Sukhdeep_Butty) January 2, 2018
Khabib took like two or three hard head kicks from barboza and it's didn't rock him. The dude has a rock solid chin
— Jamie Lee (@frenchfknkiss) January 2, 2018
Check out the vicious kick and Khabib’s reaction to it in the clip below.