A controversial video has surfaced showing Hasbulla Magomedov, a 20-year-old social media personality, hitting his pet cat.
In the video, Hasbulla can be seen pulling the cat's ears and striking it multiple times while speaking in Russian. The footage has caused a wave of backlash on social media, with many expressing their outrage over the incident.
Hasbulla is one of the world’s most famous people.
Swarms of people quickly spoke out against the previously popular internet celebrity.
One fan commented: “If I was that cat, I would scratch and bite the s*** out of that lil s*** Hasbulla.
Another added: “the cat is literally scared of him, it flinches
joke or not you don't do that to animals .. it's not a joke to hit animals so idk.”
A Twitter user said: “Maaan Hasbulla has clearly never seen Dont F*** With Cats!”
One social media user made reference to Premier League footballer Kurt Zouma’s previous mistreatment of a cat and the threat that followed from former UFC champion Jan Blachowicz.
They wrote: “I think the only cure for this little shit Hasbulla’s cruelty towards cats is a fat dose of dat Polish Power. Hasbulla and Kurt Zouma are both some b****es for real”
‘Mini Khabib’ often poses with cats on social media
Hasbulla has gained significant global recognition in recent years after rising to fame following a mock fight press conference that went viral. The 20-year-old has a genetic disorder that has resulted in stunted growth and a high-pitched voice. Although there has been no official confirmation, it is widely believed that he has a form of dwarfism.
As a huge UFC enthusiast, Hasbulla has leveraged his newfound fame to form relationships with fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev. However, not everyone is fond of him. UFC superstar Conor McGregor has repeatedly expressed his dislike for the youngster, and former flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian has publicly spoken about her negative experience with ‘Mini Khabib.’
Hasbulla signed with the UFC last year.
In a surprising move last year, Hasbulla signed a five-year contract with the UFC, as confirmed by Dana White ahead of UFC 280 in October.
However, it remains unclear whether he will be fighting in the UFC or merely serving as an ambassador for the organization. Hasbulla even practiced his ring walk at the Abu Dhabi UFC event and celebrated with Islam Makhachev when he became champion by defeating Charles Oliveira.
As of now, the UFC has not commented on the viral video of Hasbulla mistreating his cat, and it remains uncertain whether he will face any consequences for his actions.