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03rd Jan 2018

Footage emerges of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s mid-fight chat with Dana White

The world's most terrifying chatterbox

Darragh Murphy

The only thing Khabib Nurmagomedov loves more than putting a beating on opponents is having a bit of a natter whilst doing it.

In consecutive fights now, Nurmagomedov has enjoyed a casual chat as he pounded the daylights out of the men he just so happened to be sharing the Octagon with.

During his demolition of Michael Johnson at UFC 205, the Dagestani lightweight could be heard ordering ‘The Menace’ to give up because he was standing in the way of a potential title shot.

“I had a little talk with him; is that not good?” Nurmagomedov said of his discussion with Johnson. “I told him, ‘Hey, I have to fight for the title. You know this.’ I told him, ‘I don’t want to smash your face, and I already beat you. You have to give up.’ But he kept fighting.”

UFC President Dana White was on the receiving end of the mid-fight discussion from the world’s most terrifying chatterbox last weekend, when Nurmagomedov put on one of the most dominant performances in UFC history.

After eating a few early leg kicks from Edson Barboza in the co-main event of UFC 219 on Saturday night, Nurmagomedov decided he’d had enough and began throwing the Brazilian around at will before unleashing brutal ground and pound which became difficult to watch at stages.

The most unanimous of unanimous decisions was awarded to ‘The Eagle’ and the ease with which he dealt with Barboza was probably best highlighted by the fact that Nurmagomedov repeatedly spoke to his boss throughout the meeting of two of the world’s top 155lbers.

Footage has now emerged of Nurmagomedov chatting to White, who was sat cageside alongside boxing legend Mike Tyson, and it makes for fascinating viewing.