Who is Hezbollah Magomedov? All about the ‘Little Kid’ Ruling Internet from Russia

If you’re a frequent social media user, you’ve probably seen countless videos of a ‘small kid’ who is sweeping the internet. Hasbulla Magomedov, as he is known, is nearly everywhere, on almost every social media site, where his humorous content has recently acquired traction. His appearance at first may raise various doubts, as he appears to be a 5-year-old with a mature face. If you’re curious about who this little guy is, here’s everything you need to know about the media pioneer.

Hasbulla, an 18-year-old blogger from Makhachkala, Russia, has a genetic disorder that causes him to have a childlike appearance, stunted height, and a high voice. He has GHD (Growth Hormone Deficiency), often known as dwarfism, according to the Sun. It has not yet been officially confirmed. GHD is caused by a lack of somatotropin, or growth hormone, produced by the pituitary gland.

According to Sportskeeda, he stands about 1 meter tall (3 feet and 3.37 inches) and weighs around 16 pounds.

He is known as ‘Mini Khabib’ since he is from the same hometown as UFC standout and former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. This is also due to his likeness to the Russian promoter, which led to the two developing a friendship. Hasbulla has been making amusing videos since 2020, but he rose to prominence on TikTok after posting hilarious films of himself attempting to attack kids.

He and Abdu Rozik, a 17-year-old Tajik singer, are now recognized as cult figures in the MMA social media sphere. Rickets is another illness that the teenager has. Hasbulla’s Instagram accounts announced a battle between him and Rozik on May 15, and supporters were ecstatic, cheering in anticipation and picking sides in the comments.

Later, a video of the two social media personalities exchanging angry words was leaked from a press conference. As their celebrity developed, Chechen MMA fighter Asxab Tamaev allegedly staged an MMA battle between them, but no video has appeared online to confirm it.

The fight, however, was harshly criticized by Uliana Podpalnaya, the president of the Russian Dwarf Athletic Association, who called it “unethical and wrong.”