The UFC undefeated fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father Abdulmapan Nurmagomedov, a decorated coach for combat sambo holding the title of the Honoured Coach of Russia, held a workshop in Saint Petersburg with hundreds of MMA fans.
Itís hard to doubt the importance of such events, as there's nothing better that can motivate young people for sports achievements than the personal example of a titled athlete and his father, who is an excellent coach.
During the practical part of the workshop, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov emphasized that a successful outcome of the fight depended largely on an accurate and effective tactical plan that takes into account both strong and weak points of the opponent. Abdulmanap also spoke about the psychological aspect. He noted that it is extremely important to maintain a cool mind, to avoid hastiness, listen to the cornermen and follow the game plan.
The president of the EAGLES MMA club and the titled athlete Khabib Nurmagomedov demonstrated fighting moves, which stirred tremendous interest of young athletes.
Noone was left unnoticed at the workshop, especially the youngest participants who will be proving their competitive performance at various events in the nearest future.
The workshop was supervised by EAGLES MMA PR director Arslan Dotsiyev who had been developing MMA for several years and had been engaged in covering almost all the international MMA events.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, a fighter with a professional record of 24-0, truly inspires the young people of Russia, which was demonstrated by a very moving meeting with a young man Arslan, who came to see his hero despite a serious disease. The boy could not stop smiling while talking to the fighter. Khabib hugged Arlslan and thanked him for his enthusiasm for sports. He wished him a speedy recovery and a lot of courage hoping he will bring his parents a lot of joy and will never give up.
The practical part was followed by a Q&A session where people could ask question to Khabib. And they had a lot of those. They asked him about his hobbies outside sports life, his view on various international events, social problems and particularly about the foundation of EAGLES MMA club that signed contracts with top Russian fighters. They also asked about the Russian UFC event in 2017.
Khabib Nurmagomedov replied that such an event could definitely happen, and he wished he could head such a tournament himself. He promised he would do everything he could to organize this competition. He also promised to do his best to become the first Russian champion of the UFC, which will contribute to the MMA development in Russia.
The event ended with a photo shoot with every young athlete and a collective photo. All the young athletes were happy with the workshop and the Q&A session. They said they were looking forward to the next meeting with Khabib.