What happened to Sharaputdin Magomedov eye? Know all about one-eyed undefeated fighter from Dagestan

Everything you need to know about Sharaputdin Magomedov and the reason why he is blind in one eye.


What happened to Sharaputdin Magomedov eye? Know all about one-eyed undefeated fighter from Dagestan

Sharaputdin Magomedov Source: X/Usman Time

Sharaputdin Magomedov is one of the highly touted prospects of the UFC. He is known for his exceptional fighting skills and finishing ability. Magomedov was born in Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia. Dagestan, as well known, is a hotbed for elite MMA fighters. Being from Dagestan has instrumentally fielded his popularity in the MMA community.

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Magomedov is a highly regarded prospect, and there is an expectation that he will become the champion of the UFC’s middleweight division one day. Magomedov represent GOR MMA form Moscow, Russia. Like the former UFC middleweight champion and current UFC commentator, Michael Bisping, Magomedov is blind in one eye. Like Bisping, Magomedov has a detached retina in his right eye.

There are no clear reports of how Magomedov lost sight of his right eye. The available report is that he lost his sight during a sparring incident in Thailand. Thailand as we know is the hotbed for Muay Thai. It also needs to be noted that he has had eight surgeries on his eye and this had resulted in him taking two years off his fighting career.

Magomedov has already given his hardship of losing his eyesight in an interview with Match TV. He said, “I found myself in a difficult situation, I did not train for two years, and I did not fight. In principle, you can divide my whole career into before and after this injury”. His sorrow was evident in the interview. Nonetheless, his debut in the UFC is eagerly awaited.

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Sharaputdin Magomedov making his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi

Sharaputdin Magomedov is scheduled to make his UFC debut against Bruno Silva at UFC 294. Silva is a well-respected fighter in the middleweight division. He notably took former middleweight champion, Alex Pereira to a decision, albeit in a loss. Magomedov, on the other hand, is coming off a quick KO victory at the Thailand Fighting Championship.

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Sharaputdin Magomedov (Image via: MMA news)

Given his obvious finishing ability, as evidenced by ten finishes in his 11-fight undefeated career, Magomedov is presumed to win over Silva. Silva has not been the same since his loss to Alex Pereira. He is currently 1-3 in his previous four fights. Unlike many fighters from Dagestan, Magomedov is a skilled striker with a knockout via question mark kick. Moreover, he has a lot of finishes with knees as well. In his most recent bout, he finished his opponent with a knee in eight seconds.

The UFC already has had a one-eyed UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping. If Magomedov performs like his manager Ali Abdelaziz thinks he will, the UFC can crown another one-eyed champion in the middleweight division.

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What are the controversies surrounding Sharaputdin Magomedov?

Sharaputdin Magomedov is a controversial figure in MMA. His actions outside MMA have created a lot of notoriety. Two of his actions have had notable backlash from the sporting community. One is for alleged moral policing, and the other is for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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Sharaputdin Magomedov (via Instagram)

In January 2022, Magomedov assaulted a man who was with his significant other in an elevator. The man kissed his partner, which visibly upset Magomedov. He confronted the man, leading to a physical altercation. Bystanders intervened to separate them. However, the conflict didn’t end there; Magomedov later lay in wait for the man and then sucker-punched him. The victim filed a lawsuit against him because of his actions. Social media platforms have the CCTV footage of the incident.

The other controversial incident was his unsportsmanlike conduct at the ADCC Thailand tournament. At the event, his opponent caught him in a heel hook to which Magomedov allegedly tapped. However, it visibly upset the Russian fighter, who then proceeded to kick his opponent. Furthermore, this resulted in him getting a loss for disqualification.

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