Sharabutdin Magomedov, an unbeaten UFC signee, assaulted a grappling opponent at the end of a recent match.
Magomedov signed with the UFC earlier this year as one of the latest in a run of impressive Dagestani prospects. He’s expected to make his UFC debut by the end of 2023 after recent stints in AMC Fight Nights and RCC.
As Magomedov awaits his first UFC Octagon assignment, he’s keeping busy on the grappling mats. He appeared at the ADCC Southeast Asia tournament but fell short in the competition.
After tapping to a heel hook by his opponent, Jakub Bilko, Magomedov approached Bilko in a verbal dispute that turned physical. Magomedov kicked Bilko in the thigh during the incident.
Sharabutdin Magomedov Kicks BJJ Adversary After Tap Out
Watch the incident involving Magomedov below.
Salty loser in BJJ competition kicks his opponent because he was tapped out pic.twitter.com/JHWIHkqf1Y
— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) May 29, 2023
Combat sports content creator Matsyek then provided Magomedov’s statement on the incident, saying that it was purely an emotional reaction.
Shara’s side of the story: before a match he asked his opponent not to go for a heel hook because he didn’t want to risk injury and a long layoff, which his opponent supposedly agreed to, hence the emotional reaction. https://t.co/QvUn6jNirQ
— Matysek (@Matysek88) May 29, 2023
This isn’t the first time that Magomedov has let his emotions get the better of him. Last June, he was investigated by Dagestani police after being caught on video assaulting a civilian for a public display of affection with a romantic partner.
Magomedov’s frustrations could’ve also stemmed from his long layoff. He hasn’t fought since earning two wins over eight days in December.
Jiu-jitsu is founded on the value of respect, for opponents and the martial art itself. Magomedov’s incident likely wasn’t received well by those in attendance at the grappling tournament.