The social media sensation Hasbulla Magomedov aka “mini Khabib” has become one of the biggest memes in the MMA community arts after hilarious videos of him went viral on TikTok. Here we look at the social media star and tell you everything you need to know about the man and why he’s so famous.
How did Hasbulla Become Famous?
Over the pandemic Hasbulla Magomedov become one of the internet’s brightest new stars, amassing a huge following of 5.5 million, with numerous copycat profiles also gaining hundreds of thousands of followers.
Hasbulla became famous after a TikTok of his rivalry with Tajikistan-born singer Abdu Rozik went viral and Hasbulla was seen almost coming to blows with Rozik. The video amassed millions of views in a very short amount of time, which threw him into stardom. Unfortunately for us, the fight was never sanctioned because the Russian Dwarf Athletic Association deemed it as “unethical”.
Since then Hasbulla has become the subject of memes and many videos including a famous barstool sports interview where he assaulted the interviewer.
How Old is Hasbulla Magomedov?
Believe it or not but Hasbulla is actually 20 years old! Due to a genetic disorder, the social media influencer is much older than he looks.
What is Hasbulla’s Condition?
Hasbulla suffers from a form of dwarfism known as Growth Hormone Deficiency. Unlike other forms of dwarfism that can cause exaggerated features, Hasbulla is relatively in proportion and shares similar genetic conditions to his rival Abdu Rozik.
Growth Hormone Deficiency comes when the brain’s pituitary gland, which is responsible for the production of said hormone, is unable to produce GH, which helps the body grow when you are a child.
Known as pituitary dwarfism, this can affect a child from birth or can develop at a later age. Another famous sporting star with a similar growth disorder is Lionel Messi, who was diagnosed with it at 10 years old. The footballer has been treated thanks to his club Barcelona, but Hasbulla was unable to be treated to such an expense.
What Country is Hasbulla From?
Hasbulla Magomedov was born in the Russian Republic of Dagestan. While his home is still in Dagestan, these days Hasbulla has been seen posting pictures from many exotic locations around the world, such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He was even seen in Qatar at the recent World Cup!
What is Hasbulla’s Relationship with Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Hasbulla has struck up a friendship with the unbeaten MMA star. After a video replicating Khabib’s UFC 229 weigh-in went viral on social media, he was given the nickname “mini khabib”. The two have become close friends, which would see the internet sensation attend numerous MMA Fights, UFC events, and press conferences. He was even in Islam Makhachev’s corner for his win against former champion Charles Oliveira
What is Hasbulla’s Rivalry with Conor McGregor?
Hasbulla has even started a Twitter rivalry with Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor, calling him out for an MMA fight. “I want to punish this one [Conor McGregor]. He talks too much”, said Hasbulla on Twitter.
The Irish MMA fighter fired back, attacking the Russian star saying “I’d love to boot that little g*** Hasbulla over a goal post.”
“How much to get him on the volley? Little smelly inbred.”
Hasbulla to Conor’s comments on Twitter, saying “I don’t follow bums… didn’t know someone was running their mouth. @ me next time Conor McGregor.”
“At least one of us maintained an undefeated record. Hasbulla 1 McGregor 0.”
How Tall is Hasbulla?
Hasbulla is a reported 3-foot-4 tall. Many people think he is a child thanks to his dwarfism and his high voice, which was caused by a lack of Growth Hormone as a child.
It is also claimed that Hasbulla weighs around 16kg
Does Hasbulla have a UFC deal?
In October 2022 Hasbulla announced on his Twitter that was officially signed with the UFC on a five-year contract. Whether or not he will fight someone in the Octagon remains to be seen but after forming a close bond with UFC president Dana White, Hasbulla has made his way onto the roster. The UFC has even created Hasbulla fight kit for the social media influencer and he is even being featured on EA sports UFC game.
Some possible opponents for Mini Khabib could be Henry Cejudo, Alexander Volkanovski or even Petr Yan said he would like a go at the social media star.
What is Hasbulla Magomedov’s Net Worth?
While this information isn’t publically available, it is reported that hasbulla’s net worth is an estimated $100,000 – $200,000.
Since becoming an online star Hasbulla has pushed the Rozik fight now, saying he hopes it will happen one day and that if it was to go ahead, it would ultimately increase his net worth.
Hasbulla also travels the world doing a large number of public appearances. Recently has been spotted doing a tour in Australia and was seen hanging out with a huge crowd in Argentina after their historic world cup win.
The TikTok star also jumped on the NFT bandwagon during it’s height of popularity, selling NFT pictures on OpenSea, where he is depicted as different pop culture stars such as Walter White and Homer Simpson.