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American fighter mixed martial (MMA), Joe Gianetti spoke about his sparring with the Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. Video available on the YouTube channel The Fight Experience.
Janette remembered his first day at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA). Freshman hall was chosen as a sparring partner Nurmagomedov due to the similar anthropometric data with the Irishman Conor McGregor — the Russians were preparing to fight under the ultimate fighting championship (UFC). According to the American, after a grueling battle with the Russians it for the first time, almost puked.
“In fight with Habib I felt like had never fought,” admitted Janetti. According to him, Nurmagomedov sparred with him not at full strength. “I clearly understood that he was now laid out 40 percent. I was dying would somehow be released from his control,” recalled the American.
Janette also noted the politeness and modesty of the Russian Nurmagomedov thanked him for sparring after the battle and after the workout.
Nurmagomedov trains at AKA along with the former champion of UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier and under the guidance of coach Javier Mendez. In October 2018, he defeated McGregor, defending the belt of the champion of UFC in the lightweight division. In the second match in the Champions, which was held in September 2019, Nurmagomedov was forced to surrender to American Dustin Pore. The next opponent of the Russian will be the American fighter Tony Ferguson, a former interim UFC champion at lightweight.
Janette held seven professional fights. On account of his six victories and one defeat.
Video, photo All from Russia.