What Does Khabib Always Say? | 8 of His Phrases
Khabib Nurmagomedov is known as one of the greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighters of all time.
He is also known for having many unique phrases throughout his career.
In this page, we will explain what Khabib always says, what it means, and where it came from.
Table of Contents
- Send Location
- I'm Gonna Smash Your Boy
- I Just Wanna Maul People
- This is Number 1 Bull****
- He's Little Bit Stupid Guy
- He Tap Like Chicken
1. Send Location
During one of the most heated rivalries of all times, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor would escalate their hate for each other to levels that the MMA community had never seen.
McGregor and his team would throw a dolly at a bus that was transporting UFC fighters, aiming this act towards Khabib.
This act would end up breaking the glass of the bus and injuring other UFC fighters.
Khabib would be interviewed after this incident, and he would inform McGregor to simply 'Send me location', and they can settle this conflict anywhere that he wants.
2. I'm Gonna Smash Your Boy
During the fighter face-offs, the night before McGregor and Nurmagomedov would finally meet in the octagon, the fighters would be given the microphone one last time.
Khabib would tell the fans:
Tomorrow night, I'm gonna smash your boy guys. I'm gonna smash your boy.
"I'm gonna smash your boy!" 😮 pic.twitter.com/nEl6dilCyG— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 6, 2018
One of the phrases that Khabib would use from his first fight in the UFC, all the way through his last is 'Alhamdulillah'.
Alhamdulillah means 'Praise be to God; thank God'.
Nurmagomedov is a devoted Muslin, and the first Muslim to win a UFC title.
Khabib would also consistently mention the phrase 'Inshallah', which means 'If Allah wills it'.
5. I Just Wanna Maul People
Khabib would not be shy to let the media, fighters, and fans all know his intentions to maul all of his opponents.
He would emphasize that they (his next opponents) are very tough opponents, but are not on his level.
Look at DC's reaction when Khabib said "I just wanna maul People. This is what I wanna do" 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/EdH5OWTDrF— ABHI 🇮🇳🇷🇺 (@stargazer109) February 13, 2021
6. This is Number 1 Bull****
Khabib's favorite curse word starts with the letter B and ends with the letter T.
Khabib would be asked on his thoughts on McGregor having fought for the title, after having lost to Diaz prior.
He would go on to say:
This is Number 1 Bull****. Beginning of the year he tap like chicken and end of the year he fight for the title, You know, This is very interesting
7. He's Little Bit Stupid Guy
One of Khabib's biggest rivals that he never would end up fighting (due to a record of 5 cancellations) was Tony Ferguson.
Ferguson is an interesting character to say the least, and one of the only people who could actually get underneath Khabib's skin with his unique personality.
Ferguson would be vintage Ferguson at the UFC 249 press fight conference, while shouting very random things.
Khabib would comment on Ferguson's behavior, saying that although he respects his skill, nobody understands him and "He's little bit stupid guy".
8. He Tap Like Chicken
After Khabib defeated Michael Johnson at UFC 205, he would announce on the microphone that he wanted to say something.
Khabib would say:
I want to say something. I want to say humble but I have to talk, because your guys talks too much, and you want to know what's interesting.. I understand how crazy/power UFC PR machine.
Beginning of the year your guy tap like chicken, end of the year he fights for title.
This would be in reference to McGregor (later) headlining the same card, and moving up in weight to challenge Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight championship in the last fight of the night.