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Murad Ramazanov lauds Nurmagomedov coaching for quick PFL begin

CHICAGO – After his first win in 28 months, Murad Ramazanov gave credit score to the standout workforce he trains with in Russia.

Dagestan’s Ramazanov (12-0) stayed unbeaten Friday when he submitted Laureano Staropoli (13-6) a bit greater than 4 minutes into their combat to open the 2024 PFL welterweight season. The win gave Ramazanov 6 factors within the standings, leaving him within the ultimate place heading into his second common season combat.

After his win over Staropoli, who missed weight for the combat, Ramazanov stated the workforce previously led by Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who died in 2020, has helped form him into a brand new PFL contender.

“I believe on the subject of our college, it’s all due to the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov,” Ramazanov informed MMA Junkie and different reporters by a translator after his win at Wintrust Enviornment in Chicago. “He was the one who put self-discipline behind all the pieces, everyone within the gymnasium. It’s all about strict self-discipline and sticking to your coaching course of. We have now respect for everyone who trains, after which clearly we work actually exhausting.”

The workforce now could be guided largely by Khabib Nurmagomedov, a former UFC light-weight champion thought of one of many pound-for-pound greats in MMA historical past.

Ramazanov hadn’t fought since a December 2022 no contest with Roberto Soldic beneath the ONE Championship banner and hadn’t received since a December 2021 victory for ONE. Now his 6 factors within the welterweight standings trails solely Don Madge, and solely based mostly on a tiebreaker as a result of Madge had a quicker end.

Nonetheless, Ramazanov is in an ideal spot heading into his subsequent combat, which might be in late June in Sioux Falls, S.D. He thinks the coaching he continues to get is what’s going to put him excessive.

“I’ve been round different gyms within the U.S., different nations,” Ramazanov stated. “It’s not that I say they’re any worse. Clearly, folks practice exhausting. However with us, it’s extra about self-discipline. That’s crucial. However I’m very glad to go to coach with different gyms, and different folks come to our gymnasium and it’s all about love and respect and coaching collectively and bettering.

“Now Khabib Nurmagomedov, he’s following the trail of his father and he’s maintaining that self-discipline. We owe to him and his father the trouble they put with us. It’s all about following a strict self-discipline program and hold profitable. That’s how champions are being made.”

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