Henry Cejudo tells the story of when Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father wanted to take a picture with ‘Triple C’

During a recent interaction with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo talked about the time he met and took pictures with Dagestani’s father, Abdulmanap.

‘Triple C’ met the former UFC lightweight champion in a lead against Eagle FC 47, the third event of the promotion program in the United States. Henry Cejudo took this opportunity to give Khabib Nurmagomedov a very special gift.

As had become customary for him, Cejudo gave Nurmagomedov a pillow with his father’s photo on it. The Olympian also tells the story of meeting him in Abu Dhabi. ‘Triple C’ recounts that the late Abdulamanap wanted to take a picture with him.

The moment itself and the story were captured and posted on social media:

According to Cejudo, it was the first time he had a chance to meet Nurmagomedov’s father. ‘The Eagle’ certainly seemed emotional at the gesture and was quick to thank the former two-tournament champion.

Watch Henry Cejudo chat with Khabib Nurmagomedov in the clip below:

The pillow is based on a photo posted on social networks by Khabib Nurmagomedov.

A product of his father’s training since he was a child, ‘The Eagle’ chose to retire from his sports career after Abdulmanap died completely from Covid-19. Dagestani now runs his own MMA organization, Eagle FC, along with coaching his teammates to the top of their respective divisions.

Khabib Nurmagomedov recounts experience of MMA . promoter

‘The Eagle’ attaches great importance to the role of Eagle FC’s promoter. Under his ownership, the promotion has already launched in the US and will now hold its third event on US soil.

Nurmagomedov acquired the Russian MMA promotion, the Gorilla Fighting Championship, in November 2020. He later renamed it the Eagle Fighting Championship.

The transition from fighter to fighter is not as easy as you imagine. Dana White says the ‘Eagle’ will learn what it’s like to be on the other side of the fence.

During the Eagle FC 47 pre-match press conference, the UFC Hall of Famer spoke about his experience as a promoter:

“This is a little bit different… I understand this game… Of course, I don’t like the experience like Dana, like Scott Coker or other promoters / Because they have been playing this game for so long like like more than 10, 15, 20 years… I only have a year and a half, two years.. Same as experience in this position, but step by step I matured a little, you know.”

Watch Nurmagomedov talk about his experience as a promoter below:


Eagle FC 47 takes place this Friday at the FLXcast Arena in Miami, Florida. The event will be highlighted by a heavyweight clash between Junior dos Santos and Yorgan De Castro.

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