WATCH: When Interviewer asked Usman Nurmagomedov to demonstrate a RNC on him

Usman Nurmagomedov is a professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division.

He is the younger cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of the greatest MMA competitors of all time. Usman was born on August 22, 1998, in Kirovaul, Dagestan, Russia.

He made his professional debut in 2019 and quickly established himself as a top prospect in the sport. He has a perfect record of 13-0 with wins over some notable opponents.

Usman is known for his grappling skills and has won the majority of his bouts by submission.

Dagestani MMA stars are well-known for their strong submission game, and there are several reasons for this.

Firstly, grappling and wrestling are deeply ingrained in Dagestani culture. Many Dagestani children start wrestling at a young age, often as young as six or seven years old, and continue to train and compete throughout their teenage years and into adulthood. This long history and tradition of wrestling has given Dagestani competitors a strong foundation in grappling and submission techniques.

Secondly, the harsh mountainous terrain of Dagestan has played a role in the development of Dagestani wrestling and MMA. The rugged landscape and lack of resources meant that Dagestanis had to rely on their physical strength and endurance to survive. This led to the development of a unique style of wrestling that emphasizes control and submission, rather than force.

Finally, the success of stars like Khabib Nurmagomedov has inspired a new generation of Dagestani prospects to pursue MMA and grappling. Many young men in Dagestan see MMA as a way to achieve success and provide for their families, and they are willing to put in the hard work and training necessary to become top-level stars.

Recently he was doing an interview and got a peculiar request. The journalist appeared eager for Nurmagomedov to demonstrate a submission on him.

Nurmagomedov’s reaction subsequently went viral.

“I’m okay with that but I’m careful about you. You have family?”

The MMA and BJJ fans were amused by the exchange and had a range or responses.