Dana White has revealed his belief that Hasbulla Magomedov will never get the opportunity to fight in the UFC.
Hasbulla, a social media sensation, has previously been spotted at UFC events. He was invited to Abu Dhabi as an executive guest of company chief Dana White and cheered on compatriot Islam Makhachev as he defeated Dan Hooker.
This all began with Hasbulla appearing in several viral videos promoting his proposed fight with Abdu Rozik, who suffers from the same growth hormone deficiency. There have been some rumblings about the fight being hosted by the UFC.
Unfortunately, we’re in the dark as to whether there is any legitimate possibility of this fight going ahead, with Dana White having revealed his belief that Hasbulla’s father could put the brakes on it. He’s quoted by the Daily Star saying:
“I don’t know if he wants to get involved. From what I hear, his father is super protective of him. If that’s the case, you don’t want your kid fighting.”
Irrespective of whether Hasbulla gets the opportunity to fight in the UFC or elsewhere, he’s always going to be an icon for fight fans. Hopefully, the UFC can fight a way to shoehorn him into events in non-combative roles.