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Like it or not, Hasbulla has become one of the biggest names in combat sports.
The social media star is constantly around the fighting world, appearing at events in Abu Dhabi and smacking well-known fighters in the mug. He’s been inside the Octagon with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and per UFC President Dana White, there’s a greater than zero percent chance Hasbulla makes the walk himself someday.
In the video above, Hasbulla sits down with Barstool Sports’ Caleb Pressley for what they describe as “his first formal interview.” They cover a number of topics, from Hasbulla’s love of cats and cars to why he’s unimpressed by Cristiano Ronaldo. A big portion of the interview relates to Hasbulla’s beef with rival — and future opponent? — Abdu Rozik.
Hasbulla denies ducking Rozik, explaining, “When I’m in Dubai, his home, he is nowhere to be found. But when I go back to Dagestan, he starts talking that talk. And when we actually square up in person, he freezes. He literally can’t move. But next time I see him, it’s on sight. I’ll throw a hook.”
Given Hasbulla’s desire to throw down with Rozik and his hanging around numerous professional athletes, he must be in the gym lots, right? Wrong! Hasbulla revealed that he’s been spending his time “enjoying life” and has little desire to train. Fortunately, it hasn’t affected his fighting form or physique.
“I don’t pump iron,” Hasbulla claims. “I am iron.”
Casey O’Neill reacts to Julianna Pena’s not-so-nice comments about Ronda Rousey:
A joke ? Because she had a few losses and decided to move on with her life ? This isn’t how it should be… we should be supporting each other as females in this sport… you can have an opinion on someone’s skills but this isn’t it. Forever a trailblazer & all she done for females https://t.co/eiSaA8YPAJ— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) April 4, 2022
A fun thread and worthy debate — my vote goes to Alexander Volkov for the sheer size of the piece!
Volkovs back tattoo>> pic.twitter.com/98L7hW8ZgX— kumshot chimaev (@Solo45MMA) April 5, 2022
Dan Hooker traveled around the globe for just a single fight.
Travel the last couple weeks, good to be home. pic.twitter.com/d5AcNZg3tz— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) April 5, 2022
John Wayne Parr’s brick fence was Kool-Aid Man’d by a stray vehicle.
Cuban boxers will now be able to compete as professionals!
Petr Yan staying sharp and shedding some weight. It sure looks like he has a crew with him that is not Henry Cejudo or Sean O’Malley ...
Cody Garbrandt gets pranked, but that right hand was ready!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Quite literally one of the greatest, most brutal knockouts that I’ve ever seen:
Old school Thiago Alves violence, plus Herb Dean catches a stray!
The science behind the Suloev stretch, which is likely the most popular way to rip apart someone’s hamstring,
Midnight Music: RIP to Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.