Last Updated on March 3, 2023
Hasbulla Magomedov, also commonly known by his nickname Mini Khabib, is a Russian social media influencer and blogger with viral following on TikTok and other major social media platforms.
Magomedov’s internet popularity has a lot to do with his short stature. The TikTok star has growth hormone deficiency (GHD), a medical term for pituitary dwarfism or simply dwarfism.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, growth hormone deficiency primarily results from insufficient amounts of growth hormone in the body. The condition manifests in abnormally short vertical height with normal body proportions. It can be congenital (pre-existing at birth) or acquired (developing later in life).
Hasbulla Magomedov began posting content to his Instagram account in November 2020. However, he achieved smashing internet fame on TikTok in 2021. And on October 2022, the social media sensation inked a lucrative contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Full Name:||Hasbulla Magomedov|
|Popular Name:||Hasbulla Magomedov|
|Birth Date:||July 5, 2002|
|Parents:||Father – Abdulmanap Magomedov; Mother – Unknown|
|Siblings:||Has one sister whose name is unknown|
|Birth Place:||Makhachkala, Russia|
|Net Worth:||USD 100,000|
|Source of Wealth:||Social Media, UFC Salary, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||3′ 4″ (1.02 m)|
|Weight:||18 kg; In pounds: 40 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Hasbulla Magomedov was born on July 5, 2003, in Makhachkala, Russia, to Abdulmanap Magomedov. He hasn’t disclosed any information pertaining to his mother’s identity. Not much is known about the identity of his siblings and other closer family members either.
Magomedov went to a private high school in his hometown of Makhachkala. He’s rumored to be currently pursuing a college program at a university in Russia.
Hasbulla Magomedov wanted to become a mixed martial art (MMA) fighter right from his teenage years. However, his medical condition made it difficult for him to pursue MMA professionally.
Magomedov rose to the limelight for shooting sketch videos about his favorite UFC fighter, Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov. The videos depict him mimicking Khabib’s fighting style and way of talking.
Thanks to his adoration for Khabib Nurmagomedov, Hasbulla Magomedov went viral on social media and earned the nickname Mini Khabib. His videos also piqued the interest of the UFC champion, who paid him a visit.
Magomedov’s popularity on social media has continued to skyrocket following a string of videos that oscillate between sheer comedy and his passion for MMA. One of the most-watched videos is that of his pre-fight “press conference” with fellow social media star Abdu Rozik. Like Magomedov, Rozik has a growth disorder linked to growth hormone deficiency.
It’s reported that Chechen MMA fighter Asxab Tamaev organized an MMA fight between Hasbulla Magomedov and Abdu Rozik. The fight, which is suspected to have happened on May 18, 2021, was officiated by Tamaev. However, it attracted heavy criticism from Russia’s Dwarf Athletic Association who termed it as ‘too exploitative.’ The association’s head, Uliana Podpalnaya, criticized the event even before it happened. According to her, the fight would be “unethical and wrong” as it was planned mainly to make people ridicule dwarfism.
In 2022, it emerged that Hasbulla Magomedov had signed a deal with UFC that would see him fight in MMA promotion. Magomedov confirmed the deal through his Instagram account in a post that read, “The rumors are true. I have officially signed a deal to fight in the UFC! Details will be revealed by the end of the year. Thank you to @ufc, @danawhite, @khabib_nurmagomedov, @sungurov_usa, @justinozuna and everyone who helped make this dream become a reality.”
Hasbulla Magomedov’s Net Worth
As at 2023, Hasbulla Magomedov had a net worth of $100,000. Magomedov has earned nearly all his wealth from monetized social media content.
As at the time of writing, the internet personality has over 5.4 million followers on Instagram. His TikTok posts have garnered over 48.5 lifetime views.
Lessons from Hasbulla Magomedov
1. Never give up on your dreams
Hasbulla Magomedov has always harbored ambitions of becoming a skilled MMA fighter. Although his present medical condition poses a monumental challenge to his dreams, the TikTok sensation hasn’t given up on his childhood ambitions yet. He hopes to receive growth hormone therapy so he can achieve the physical stats required to fight competitively in the Octagon.
2. Turn your setbacks into an opportunity
Magomedov may be height-impaired. But he doesn’t show any remorse for his diminutive stature. On the contrary, he’s proud of his looks and has leveraged his small size to amass incredible popularity on social media.
3. Every publicity is good publicity
Hasbulla Magomedov understands that every publicity is good publicity regardless of how much controversy it generates. The vertically-challenged social media sensation has managed to keep the spotlight to himself by posting fairly controversial videos. He was also embroiled in a social media spat with Conor McGregor after reportedly naming his chicken after the Irish professional mixed martial artist.
Famous Quotes by Hasbulla Magomedov
• Conor McGregor is not my opponent, he can just talk. He’s not like a fighter for me, I don’t respect him as a fighter. And if I meet him I will cause some problems for him.
• I can’t say that I’m handicapped. I can speak, I understand everything just like you. I have arms and legs, I have everything just like the others. I can enjoy my life.
• I just like to do my thing; on a normal day, I like to walk in the streets with my friends and socialize with people. I like driving my cars, having fun and always working hard.
• Life, on the one hand, has become better, and on the other, it has become more complex.
• People are always complaining about things in life, but I try to enjoy every day and do the things I love. You really have to stay positive.
Hasbulla Magomedov is a Russian internet personality best known for his short stature and for posting comedic content on his various social media handles. Magomedov has an estimated net worth of $100,000.