'People keep sharing this clip, but I feel bad for my opponent': Khaybulaev on his flying knee KO
Added 06-11-19 11:37:02am EST - “Dagestani MMA fighter Movlid Khaybulaev made headlines at the end of May, when he scored a KO with a flying knee shot just 10 seconds into his Professional Fighting League (PFL) debut. RT Sport spoke to ?Killer.'” - Rt.com
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On May 23 Khaybulaev, who had a perfect MMA record of 12-0, was making his debut on US soil as part of the PFL card in Uniondale, New York.
The fight outcome exceeded all expectations, when the 28-year-old Russian knocked out his opponent Damon Jackson with the very first shot, recording the quickest finish in PFL’s short history and making a strong case for knockout of the year.
But in contrast to his devastating fighting style and aggressive moniker, ‘Killer’ Khaybulaev turned out to be a humble and polite young man, as he takled to RT Sport over phone.
Congratulations on the great win. Has it changed your life in any way? Do people recognize you more now?
Yes, of course, I was pleasantly surprised. All my friends and people around me congratulated me with the victory. I was met by journalists upon arrival, I felt like they are making a star of me, I think it's a bit too early for that. Of course, I received a lot of messages on social media, and gained new followers. But I am a humble person, and I am not used to it, so it's a bit hard for me.
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