Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov shows why Dagestan produces many top fighters

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Clip of the Day: UFC contender Khabib Nurmagomedov shows us why several champions are coming out of Dagestan.

Several of the contenders rising up the ranks in both Bellator and the UFC come from Russia, although more specifically, they all come from Dagestan in the North Caucasus region. Bagautinov, Khabilov, and Amagov are just a few of these top athletes and champions coming out of the region, and people have asked why so many of them come from the same place.

Khabib Nurmagomedov gave an answer to that very question on Instagram. Their secret? Start young:

You ask why in Dagestan champions?

Related: The Russian invasion that wasn't: Head coach speaks up about mislabeling many UFC and Bellator fighters as Russians

Nurmagomedov last competed in April, where he dominated a fellow top ranked lightweight in Rafael Dos Anjos to remain undefeated and extend his winning streak to 22 fights. The onset of Ramadan will have him unable to compete anytime in the next several weeks, but according to his manager, Khabib will be ready for another top contender by September.

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