Probably the most anticipated mixed martial fight of this year, Hasbulla Magomedov vs Abdu Rozik is finally happening within the span of the next three to four days, Dagestani MMA fighter Asxab Tamaev has suggested.
Ever since the release of the promotional clip, Hasbulla Magomedov and Abdu Rozik have been a viral topic across multiple social media platforms as well as within the combat sports community.
Asxab Tamaev, also known as the ‘Russian KGB Hulk’, took the helm to promote the fight and has been the primary reason behind Hasbulla’s skyrocketing popularity, with often sharing clips about the 18-year-old Dagestani’s daily life that do numbers on the internet.
On the other hand, Abdu Rozik is a well known figure in his home country Kazakhstan, and sings rap songs in his native language which helped him gain fame and is often featured on the YouTube channel Avlod media.
Hasbulla and Abdu Rozik are “ready”, says Tamaev
While the two teenagers had been climbing their online fame in the past few weeks, little progress was made on when and where the actual fight was going to take place, or whether the fight would even take place because it was drawing criticism from many.
However, Tamaev, who is the self proclaimed promoter of the Hasbulla vs Rozik fight, has just dropped the bombshell himself, hinting that the bout would be a reality in the next three to four days.
Taking to Instagram yesterday, Tamaev revealed that both the fighters were preparing for the fight which caused the delay but to answer the question asked by many, the 19-year-old confirmed that Hasbulla and Rozik are now ready for the fight.
Everyone asks when the fight will take place !! 😄Khasbulla and Abdrouzik needed time to prepare. They are READY. In 3-4 days there will be a BATTLE! 👊🏻👊🏻” wrote Tamaev.
While the Hasbulla and Abdu Rozik fan base is going gaga over the news, there are several criticisms being drawn on the legitimacy or the ethics of the fight. Both of them suffer from Dwarfism or Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD).
Earlier, the the chief of Russia’s Dwarf Athletic Association Uliana Podpalnaya showed his dissatisfaction over the Hasbullah vs Rozik fight being organised in the first place, tagging the fight as “unethical”.
“It’s not even like a show fight — they get paid a lot of money and it’s a show to make people laugh. There’s nothing serious about this, this isn’t sport,” said Podpalyana, “This is unethical, wrong, from my point of view. It seems to be that only on the one hand it can be correct and beautiful — if martial arts among small people are made a Paralympic sport.“