Hasbulla Magomedov, the small-statured social media star has taken the internet by storm with millions of followers on TikTok and Instagram.
The Russian star’s rise to fame came at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. His hilarious taunting of UFC stars including ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor and Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov has made him a sensation among MMA fans. Since his emergence, the world has come down with Hasbulla fever including three-time NBA MVP Shaquille O’Neal. In a video uploaded by @HasbullaHive on Twitter, the pint-sized star lands a jab on the 7’1″ tall NBA world champion in a playful fashion.
Shaq x Hasbulla is the collab the world needed pic.twitter.com/KXIixtLmlR— HasbullaHive 🐐 (@HasbullaHive) August 27, 2022
The Story of Hasbulla Magomedov
If you use social media, you have likely come across videos of Hasbulla. Born in Makhachkala, Dagestan in 2003, the internet star was diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) or ‘Dwarfism’. A rare genetic condition that affects an estimated 2.3% of the entire world’s population.
One of his more popular videos is his portrayal of undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Calling himself ‘Mini Khabib,’ he hilariously copied the Dagestani star’s UFC 229 weigh-in appearance. Since then, Hasbulla has appeared at UFC events alongside UFC President Dana White and a multitude of MMA’s biggest stars. After meeting White at UFC 261 on Fight Island, many people believed that a fight between the internet star and his social media rival and musician Abu Rozik would be booked for a meeting inside the Octagon. Particularly after their scuffle at UFC 267. While the UFC President made cracks about booking the fight inside the Octagon, the talk does not appear to be serious.