Where you at Tony Ferguson? In a fight, wrestling will forever be the great equalizer. If you have the ability to take the fight to the ground or keep it standing then you hold a great advantage over your opponent. As far as MMA wrestling goes, thanks to his Sambo background, Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most dangerous grapplers in the sport.
Nurmagomedov was bred on a life of wrestling Russian bear cubs to hone his Sambo skillset. Despite his wrestling pedigree, this video proves Nurmagomedov is no match for the members of the American Kickboxing Academy’s kids wrestling team. Just look at that takedown and finish of a poor, helpless Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Maybe due to his hyper focus on inter-species wrestling he never dueled against kids his own age. Yup, that’s only way to explain this video. Hopefully no one from Tony Ferguson’s team gets a hold of this footage and scouts Nurmagomedov’s clear disadvantage when it comes to grappling humans who stand less than three and half feet in height.