#89 Khabib Nurmagomedov | Real Quick With Mike Swick Podcast
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UFC Lightweight Champion, holder of the longest active undefeated streak in MMA, two-time Combat Sambo World Champion, and Mike’s AKA teammate, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Skypes in for this episode! He and Mike talk about his training camp in Dubai, staying focused during fight week, his thoughts on Michael Chandler, what’s in store for Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, if Conor has a chance at a rematch, Team Khabib’s next superstar, and so much more. This is the one you’ve been waiting for, so show us your support by subscribing and click that bell for notifications!
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00:00 Welcome to the show
00:46 Training camp updates
1:57 Coach Javier is getting cocky, and the guys don’t like snakes
3:13 UAE is on a different level
4:08 The reason they didn’t have their camp at AKA in San Jose
5:42 A typical training day for Khabib
7:12 Fight week is all about the mental game
9:54 Khabib’s go-to cheat foods
11:07 Khabib would fight Michael Chandler with only standup
16:06 Justin Gaethje has to be ready for everything
17:29 What makes Khabib so dominant and successful?
18:51 Everything Khabib has built is on the line in UFC 254
20:03 GSP and Floyd Mayweather are fights that motivate Khabib
21:10 How Conor could get another shot if he beats Poirier
22:21 There’s something good on the way for Islam Makhachev
23:12 Umar Nurmagomedov had to drop out of UFC 254
24:06 Khabib thinks Islam Makhachev is the next superstar
24:53 Advice for young fighters who want to be the best
26:16 Khabib fights for his legacy, not money
27:26 Why is Abubakar called Manap?
28:20 Khabib wants to finish Justin Gaethje
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Host: Mike Swick
Guest: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Produced & Directed by: Mike Swick
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