Social media superstar Hasbulla Magomedov has signed a five-year contract with the UFC as the sport’s President Dana White brings the Russian on-board.
Magomedov has been a prominent ringside figure at the octagon and has established close ties with White and also former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The TikTok celebrity, thought to be 19-years-old, suffers with a genetic order that causes him to resemble childlike characteristics and stunted growth.
Magomedov rose to global fame in 2021, and after entering social stardom quickly began to be spotted at some of the biggest sporting events with UFC welcoming him to various shows.
He was last pictured supporting Islam Makhachev during his October victory against Dan Hooker, but now appears to be entering the world of UFC on a professional basis.
The sensational five-year contract offered to him by White doesn’t involve Magomedov fighting in the octagon but instead carrying out promotional duties, according to MMA reporter Igor Lazorin.
Hasbulla, commonly known as ‘mini Khabib’ is adorned by fans of the sport and will likely use his army of over 2million social media followers to raise the profile of the sport.