Rafael Fiziev went outside the roster for his UFC 265 callout. After winning a Fight of the Night bout against Bobby Green, Fiziev called out Dagestani influencer Hasbulla Magomedov. “Hasbulla……. if you want money fight, you fight with me bro!” Fiziev said to Daniel Cormier post-fight.
Unlike CM Punk, Hasbulla is unlikely to accept Fiziev’s callout. Magomedov, 18, born with Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), aka dwarfism, has the physique and speaking style of a child. This has not stopped him from becoming a superstar, however, as the Dagestani has amassed millions of followers on Instagram and Tik-Tok.
Dubbed “mini-Khabib”, Hasbulla has become a superstar due to his wild sports car and gun-filled social media escapades. He has posted videos with several high-profile Russian fighters and has called out the likes of Conor McGregor. The 18-year-old even has a fight booked himself. Hasbulla is currently slated for a bout with Tajik singer Abdu Rozik, who has the same condition as him.
The fight has been criticized for ethical reasons and was initially thought to be off, but a sponsor was recently found and it is back on. The pre-fight video that featured trash talk between the two racked up nine-million views in three days.