Who is Hasbulla Magomedov? Internet star hits back at Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor deleted offensive Tweets  about social-media star Magomedov  (Brian Lawless/PA)
Conor McGregor deleted offensive Tweets about social-media star Magomedov (Brian Lawless/PA)

Hasbulla Magomedov has hit back at Conor McGregor, who attacked him on Twitter on Wednesday.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, the Irish mixed-martial artist said: “I’d love to boot that little gimp Hasbulla over a goal post.

“How much to get him on the volley?”

McGregor went on to say: “Little smelly inbred. I’m gonna make it my mission to score a three-pointer with him one day, hon the GAA.”

But Hasbulla responded to the offensive tweets by saying: “I don’t follow bums… didn’t know someone was running their mouth. @ me next time Conor McGregor.”

He added: “At least one of us maintained an undefeated record. Hasbulla 1 Conor 0.”

Alexander Volkanovski, an Australian mixed-martial artist who recently filmed a video with Magomedov, also came to his defence and said: “You’ll have to go through me first. Leave my mate alone.”

But who is he and how is he linked to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) community?

Who is Hasbulla?

Hasbulla Magomedov is a 20-year-old Russian social-media star. Now boasting more than three million Instagram followers, Hasbulla began posting on TikTok in 2020, when his videos went viral.

He has a medical condition that means he’s just three feet three inches tall and has a high-pitched voice.

Magomedova is from the Republic of Dagestan, where he met now-retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Their friendship even earned Magomedov the nickname Mini Khabib.

This friendship resulted in Magomedov becoming associated with the international Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC community generally, with fighters like Nurmagomedov and Volkanovski appearing in his videos.

While on tour in Australia in August, Magomedov made videos with Volkanovski as well as NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.

Magomedov’s videos saw him pranking both men—and it would appear that these videos are what prompted McGregor’s Twitter attack.