Hasbulla, affectionately known in MMA circles as “Mini Khabib” after former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, and his friends were recently arrested in Dagestan for violating traffic laws.
Reports indicate that they were taken into custody after driving out into the street and interfering with other drivers. While the authorities have charged Hasbulla and his entourage with administrative violations, they claim to have been celebrating a friend’s wedding.
The driving antics that led to Hasbulla’s arrest were captured on video.
Footage of Hasbulla and his entourage celebrating on the roads of Dagestan – an incident that led to their arrest
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The charges against him and his friends are yet to be determined, and it remains unclear whether they will spend any time in jail or face other forms of punishment.
Hasbulla rose to internet stardom with his social media posts and videos, which earned him millions of followers. He also signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last year, with the intention of fighting in the Octagon.
However, he has only been in attendance at several UFC events and has merchandise for sale, showcasing his partnership with the Las Vegas-based promotion. He has also been seen hanging out with UFC President, Dana White.
Hasbulla announced his UFC deal on social media, stating that he had signed a contract to fight in the promotion, and that the details would be revealed by the end of the year.
He thanked the UFC, Dana White, and other individuals for helping to make his dream a reality. He also stated that his fans would soon be able to purchase a Hasbulla fight kit on UFC.com and hasbulla.com.
Despite Hasbulla’s claims, it seems unlikely that he will compete in the UFC, and Dana White has not confirmed any plans for him to do so.
However, White has expressed admiration for Hasbulla and did not rule out the possibility of him fighting in the future.
It remains unclear whether Hasbulla’s recent arrest will have any impact on his UFC deal, but it is clear that he has a devoted following and has captured the attention of people worldwide.
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