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UFC Star confirms he fought a bear as a kid

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Undefeated UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed over the weekend that he is the child who was caught on video fighting a bear.

The lightweight star admitted it was him in an interview with Combate.com he is the child star who grappled a grizzly, revealing: "Yes, I was. It was a secret video and I do not know how that got on the internet. That was long ago, I almost do not remember, I was a boy at the time."

He was just nine years old at the time he added and while the young bear is chained up, it certainly is somewhat of an achievement to outwrestle one at such a young age.

The announcement came out on Friday, ahead of his clash with Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 11. The Russian star went onto win the fight, which takes his record to an impressive 6-0 in the UFC and 22-0 in his career.

Whether or not his undefeated record can be attributed to his unique training since childhood is unclear or not but for some Nurmagomedov is now only one more win away from a title shot.

A big money fight between him and Benson Henderson has been rumoured but there's also the possibility that the bear could want a rematch after a dubious loss to Nurmagomedov in their last fight.

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