UFC 253: Hakeem Dawodu Octagon Interview


UFC featherweight Hakeem Dawodu won his fifth fight in a row via split decision at UFC 253 on Saturday night.
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  • Basicslomotion
    Basicslomotion5 dager siden

    I don’t get how fighting a Muslim Chechen that is oppressed in Russia makes you feel better for the black people that are oppressed.

  • Aurelijus U
    Aurelijus U6 dager siden

    0:30 bowing to the true champion & a king, this is how you show respect to someone who is on top (for those who dont know, that was khabib)

  • Big Poppa
    Big Poppa7 dager siden

    Hakeem has a big mouth. Your performance wasn't even that great against Zubaira. Zubaira got tired in the 3rd round otherwise he was winning on the points. The only thing good about you is you can scream and curse. You're a pretty much one-sided fighter that's why Danny Henry put you to sleep in 39 seconds.

  • Pathan name is Enough
    Pathan name is Enough8 dager siden

    He became so overconfident. Bro keep the momentum for the next fight don't be overconfident, there are many fighters ahead of you ,those who can hurt your butt 🤬🤭🤭🤭

  • Oman hamad
    Oman hamad15 dager siden

    Winning a fight because of shouting. Good rules.hahaha

  • Sabeen Kamran
    Sabeen Kamran25 dager siden

    Hakeem *you know what I mean* Dawodu

  • Odumesi Favour
    Odumesi Favour25 dager siden

    The most whitest black dude have ever seen"give me somebody that gonna run no more "sounds like a white boy

  • Precious Latona
    Precious Latona28 dager siden

    I love the way he supported his country, nigeria, African countries and black people as a whole. God bless him

  • Banter Bulldogge
    Banter Bulldogge28 dager siden

    you want to see running go see Runnersanya

  • Tom Bunting
    Tom Bunting28 dager siden

    Give him someone that can make weight.

  • Tom Bunting
    Tom Bunting28 dager siden

    Great win.

  • Tony B
    Tony B29 dager siden

    He talked all of that bs. He is from Canada. Canada welcomes everyone to their country. He is living the dream fighting in the great ufc. He is getting paid a lot of money living the good life. How is he oppressed? He was given the same opertunities as everyone else and now he is a up and coming prospect in the great ufc. If you work hard good things come to you. Stop whining and enjoy your life. If it is so bad donate half of you check to your boys.

  • what and what
    what and what29 dager siden

    These khabib clones aren't really on the level of khabib ,khabib is unique

  • Dr Videos
    Dr Videos29 dager siden

    hakeems face lol

  • AdelaeR
    AdelaeRMåned siden

    I seriously liked this guy in this fight. Really. I thought he had great heart and didn't back down. I was rooting for him to win the decision. Then later in the interview, for some reason, he had to start talking about race. Why? Now I don't like him any more. Because the UFC is very egalitarian and inclusive and doesn't deserve this. Keep politics out of sports.

  • ice.k404
    ice.k404Måned siden

    Your opinion is worth nothing if you have never set foot on a martial arts mat

  • Ghost MB25
    Ghost MB25Måned siden



    Learn good speech next time and stop bringing words that sound like rac""st in. Learn speech from Izzy and Kamaru especially.. I'm a 9ja, im proud of you.. don't make stupid words that will knock you down...

  • jonnnyonion
    jonnnyonionMåned siden

    Wtf the guy talking about

  • Paul Roche
    Paul RocheMåned siden

    loved seeing him bow to the champ

  • Watan
    WatanMåned siden

    You have a big mouth my friend I think Islam will make you humble if he fights you.

  • kehl 67
    kehl 67Måned siden

    I will say one thing that the khabiba team n1 in the world who didn’t say something, the Zubar just made one mistake that the last round wasn’t shool before

  • Nano Nina
    Nano NinaMåned siden

    Zubaira get robbed

  • mark brown
    mark brownMåned siden

    *laughs in magomedsharipov*

  • ABISHALOM Biafra
    ABISHALOM BiafraMåned siden

    Put the flag down. The country can't offer you anything. A stupid country who don't care about her citizens.

  • Sergio Rodriguez
    Sergio RodriguezMåned siden

    He’s a beast that other fuck missed weight lol

  • Pablo Antonio
    Pablo AntonioMåned siden

    Props to Dawodu winning this fight against a Khabib coached fighter. My contention is with Dawodu's cornermen who, after the fight, was posing for the customary selfie with Hakeem almost as an afterthought. That's BS and they should either be fired or reminded that they ride on his coattails, not the other way around. I'm still pissed about that. ...and since I'm in complain mode... In the lead up to the Khabib vs. Gaethje fight, there was lots of footage shown during UFC 253 of both fighters laying waste to opponents. Gaethje's surprising win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 was prominent. What was not prominent or anywhere in sight was Khabib's complete destruction of MacGregor at UFC 229. Not a single pic or video footage. How is that even possible? Dana?

  • Andres Ausecha
    Andres AusechaMåned siden

    The most boring fight I've seen in my life. If the wrestling guys are gonna give this show all the times I rather see kickboxing or boxing

  • will new
    will newMåned siden

    Hakeem brought the 🇨🇦 when he said “I’m sorry for the cussing”.

  • The Kickboxing Community

    The Kickboxing Community

    6 dager siden


  • Алексей Медвецкий
    Алексей МедвецкийMåned siden

    Zubaira is a ochkoshnik

  • Thug Thanos
    Thug ThanosMåned siden

    Why is Hakeem so mean

  • Nicky Luna
    Nicky LunaMåned siden

    Zubaira need to work on his stamina...

  • Young Goodman Brown
    Young Goodman BrownMåned siden

    He represents confusion.

  • Code Me
    Code MeMåned siden

    Damn all these people in the comments are just willfully saying no ones oppressed while also not being apart of that minority. How tf do you know? You’ve been living another life and know nothing about his or anyone else’s struggles

  • Matvei I
    Matvei IMåned siden

    Your translator is Shiiiiiet... are you hiring?

  • Biggieboss power
    Biggieboss powerMåned siden

    Both of the Fighters scked wasnt ah entertaining Fight if your new in the Ufc and your not able to finish People if your not able to make Statements you dont get the promotion and you will not get promoted right and its right you should not be promoted right why is Conor,Dustin,Khabib,Geathje,Jon Jones etc are the biggest Stars they finished off Opponents brought Exciting Fights and made Statements before they became Big i dont see anything in this Dawodu Kid he needs to rip his Ass off and become better sure he looks cool but thats it Kevin Lee also looked cool for some People but he never became Big because he Lost all the Time Key Fights and didnt bringt exciting Performances!

  • eric
    ericMåned siden

    1:01 it sounded so nerdy when he said “they’re trying to make fun of us”

  • Enya Ivara
    Enya IvaraMåned siden

    God bless and keep you protected as you grow in the game brother. One love from back home 🇳🇬👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • prince nwaokike
    prince nwaokikeMåned siden


  • Isaac Nelson
    Isaac NelsonMåned siden

    All the dumb racist Mma fans talking here about that he makes good money by fighting in the ufc how can he be oppressed? You dummies did he mention himself as an individual? He said black people and that means collectively. Celebrities have range to address their opinion to the public - so live him he standing for something that is right. Is also funny when people rather complain about someone speaking against racism than doing something against it

  • Slim
    SlimMåned siden

    This guy sounds like Kermit the frog lowkey😳

  • callum macbeth
    callum macbethMåned siden

    How was his opponent running. They were going punch for punch all 3 rounds. Hence the split decision.

  • Snark Attark
    Snark AttarkMåned siden

    Wow. So the stereotype is true huh? MMA fans are idiots.

  • Bitcoin Ninja
    Bitcoin NinjaMåned siden

    UFC should bring more Somalians in the Octagon.

  • We g
    We gMåned siden

    NBA young boy from ufc lol

  • Ahmed Ayadi
    Ahmed AyadiMåned siden

    Showing respect to Khabib made me even respect this guy more! Humble champ 👌👍

  • Sean Olusina
    Sean OlusinaMåned siden

    9ja stand up! We are behind you Jare

  • CozmicSaber's Opinions
    CozmicSaber's OpinionsMåned siden

    Conservatives wonder why they are hated because they don't live in reality and don't take responsibility.

  • Moustapha Kaba
    Moustapha KabaMåned siden


  • Blaxican Zapata
    Blaxican ZapataMåned siden

    70 - 75 % is a reasonable amount to take for missing weight, khabibs teammate didn’t even try and was flexing all arrogant! Hakeem a savage !!!!

  • HUJAMBO Korodani
    HUJAMBO KorodaniMåned siden


  • Healing Through Inspiration
    Healing Through InspirationMåned siden

    So many people try to shut this man down from speaking the truth.

  • Ricardo de Jesús
    Ricardo de JesúsMåned siden

    I kind of liked the guy.... until he opened his mouth 😔

  • Bravo
    BravoMåned siden

    Holly shit, another T-Wood

  • Chosen For Greatness
    Chosen For GreatnessMåned siden

    Idk what fight the first and last judge saw... That was bullshit he smoked him.

    KBTITAN24Måned siden


  • The Last Emperor

    The Last Emperor

    Måned siden

    Кamaru Usman ?

  • O M
    O MMåned siden


  • Jason MacLaren
    Jason MacLarenMåned siden

    Stop thinking your special buddy and get in line dummy

  • Tattooey
    TattooeyMåned siden

    Yall saying keep race and politics out of it but when colby covington does the same thing nobody says nothing! 🤔 Wonder why..

  • Ramesh
    RameshMåned siden

    wannabe Canadian not a real ☝️

  • Anura Jayantha
    Anura JayanthaMåned siden

    This guy LABA, LABA, LABA?

  • DSN 1
    DSN 1Måned siden

    The victimhood mindset

  • Swarthy One
    Swarthy OneMåned siden

    I see a bunch of triggered Europeans in the comment section. 😂Wait till he starts beating up their favorite fighters while speaking pro black talk. I’ll have my popcorn 🍿 ready🤣🤣🤣

  • Hanging On His Words
    Hanging On His WordsMåned siden

    Doesn’t matter where you go. The leftist demoncratic rhetoric is always present.

  • surya fukuro

    surya fukuro

    26 dager siden

    Yeah, like Colby right, preaching his ideas last week before this fight.

  • A


    Måned siden

    @Hanging On His Words hmmm nah. Gods not real. Did he give the starving kids in Africa the free will to starve to death? Or how about the terminally ill kids? Did he give them free will too? What about the victims of rape and murder how much free will did they get? Grow up your a grown adult talking about a fantasy book mate. Its embarrassing that people like you even exist.

  • Hanging On His Words

    Hanging On His Words

    Måned siden

    @A don't be foolish. Removing your Creator from your mind/heart is another Liberal/elitist agenda. The Creator's breath supplies you with life and He has given you the free-will ability to either fall into the trap of our adversaries, or to pursue Him and His Kingdom to come. Choose the latter!

  • A


    Måned siden

    God doesn't exist.

  • Mashall Nuri
    Mashall NuriMåned siden

    Whose oppressing him 😂😂😂😂

  • W1LL 15 L33T
    W1LL 15 L33TMåned siden

    Who is "they" keeping him oppressed? Hmmm

  • J- L JL
    J- L JLMåned siden

    Why you only allowed one flag? That's bs! Modestas Bukaukas had 2 flags a month or so ago on fight island. The UK and Lithuanian flag.

  • J- L JL
    J- L JLMåned siden

    Lerone Murphy would whoop your asss boy.

  • 3SevenStangVids
    3SevenStangVidsMåned siden

    he sounds like when kevin hart does that one voice....

  • Vincent Lopez
    Vincent LopezMåned siden

    Oppression coming out of Canada? your a joke. Canada is one of the most diversified nations. If Canada was so oppressive why would your mother and father immigrate there? Its alright I know your flex, lennix Louis comes to mind back in the day. Rep a different flag when you want. There its Nigeria UAE show, USA show its Jamaica, Canada show a Canadian flag. You woke, and still asleep.

  • Ayo Dele
    Ayo DeleMåned siden

    Good one bros

  • ceowonu
    ceowonuMåned siden

    I respect his interview. Just read his Undefeated article about what happened to him when he was a kid. Continue to fight young man, fight for the goodness of all.

  • Armin


    27 dager siden

    What happened

  • Ruairi MacDara
    Ruairi MacDaraMåned siden

    Good to see that rat lose

    OMADJACKEDMåned siden

    Let’s go keem

  • V M
    V MMåned siden

    What an idiot this Haqeem guy is. Wow.

  • Matt Abraham
    Matt AbrahamMåned siden

    love you my African brother

  • Аюб Ботиров
    Аюб БотировMåned siden

    Зубайр брат ты лучше все по воли аллаха

  • FlyinTacoSnake
    FlyinTacoSnakeMåned siden

    He was running as he was literally being backed up for the first 2 rounds like I honestly can’t understand ufc scoring how can someone win the first 2 rounds then give it to the guy who only won the last one

  • Sher Tanumihardja
    Sher TanumihardjaMåned siden

    Let's not forget Tukhugov was 4 lbs over the weight limit

  • samad farooq
    samad farooqMåned siden

    0:30 for khabib fans

  • Slavic Soul
    Slavic SoulMåned siden

    Woodley's nephew, I hope their path of life ends asap



    19 dager siden

    @Slavic Soul blm or black people

  • Slavic Soul

    Slavic Soul

    19 dager siden

    @I LOVE GRAPES NOlocal is not the right place to discus this, they'll block all my comments giving my opinions on blacks. So I'm sorry, but there is no point trying to explain it here.

  • Slavic Soul

    Slavic Soul

    19 dager siden

    @I LOVE GRAPES Jewtube blocks my comments explaining why I hate them, this site does not want me to say anything right wing.



    19 dager siden

    @Slavic Soul k let's talk this through why dont they matter

  • Slavic Soul

    Slavic Soul

    19 dager siden

    @I LOVE GRAPES I don't think they matter, and I also don't think the lives matter of those who support it.

  • Baisil Sunny
    Baisil SunnyMåned siden

    He looks like nba youngboy

  • GODS Will
    GODS WillMåned siden

    Depressed ass people in the comments

  • Julian
    JulianMåned siden

    Nobody realizes that THIS is the guy that jumped and punched Conor Mcgregor in the cage... How's he still in the UFC but Paul Daley never got another shot....

  • apns m apns m
    apns m apns mMåned siden

    Great speed fighting

  • Chris Vee
    Chris VeeMåned siden

    nobody talking about how he stuffed those takedowns? That was one of Khabib's guys and he had no chance, I never seen anyone use their arm like that against the cage to stop a guy from charging and getting the legs

  • rOb uK
    rOb uKMåned siden

    Why bring this oppresseed shit you are not oppressed.

  • Promise Nelson
    Promise NelsonMåned siden

    Najia I see I see proud man

  • Hisoka
    HisokaMåned siden

    The one thing I like about BLM is it exposes anti-black racists

  • Hisoka


    Måned siden

    @Cuban Jesus Naw you ain't slick

  • Hisoka


    Måned siden

    @Cuban Jesus Anymore amazing takes you wanna bring out or are you done? This is boring.

  • Hisoka


    Måned siden

    @Cuban Jesus You replied to me. You ok?

  • Cuban Jesus

    Cuban Jesus

    Måned siden

    Hisoka I’m only asking questions, no need to think I’m challenging you.

  • Cuban Jesus

    Cuban Jesus

    Måned siden

    Hisoka are you ok?

  • Spoder Man
    Spoder ManMåned siden

    Offical stats in sig.strikes 61-30 for dawodu. I’ve rewatched the match twice, counted every strike trough 1st and 2nd round, and those are bullshit stats. Tukhugov lost his tank but clearly won rounds 1 and 2. Period

  • ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴍʏ ᴘʀᴏғɪʟᴇ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ
    ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴍʏ ᴘʀᴏғɪʟᴇ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇMåned siden

    0:30 Khabib thought for a second Should I smash this guy

  • podho dolan
    podho dolanMåned siden

    I like tukhugov unique boxing style and speed at the early round but the only problem of him is his cardio on the last round.

  • Ugochukwu Okolie
    Ugochukwu OkolieMåned siden

    Nigeria flag

  • Mr500RWHP
    Mr500RWHPMåned siden

    Should be holding the Canadian flag

  • Hamza Sini
    Hamza SiniMåned siden

    zubaira from dagestan and hakeem from negeria both have arabic name

  • Michael Bay
    Michael BayMåned siden

    Why do these guys think they’re African? Literally none of them are African, except ngannou lol

  • Prince Kalas

    Prince Kalas

    Måned siden

    @Michael Bay that makes you more stupid

  • Michael Bay

    Michael Bay

    Måned siden

    Kez they’re black. Not African my guy.

  • Kez


    Måned siden

    because they are

  • Prince Kalas

    Prince Kalas

    Måned siden

    Because they are what the f*ck is your problem with that? If it was a crime you would have said the other word?

  • Biobele
    BiobeleMåned siden

    Naija Strong 🇳🇬🇳🇬💪🏿💪🏿

  • M A
    M AMåned siden

    Dawodu stating that “they” only let him come out with one flag. Couple fights later Reyes comes out with 2 flags... LOL RIP

  • senior jack

    senior jack

    Måned siden

    lol i think because of dawadou statement, they let everyone carry 2 flags now.

  • Tomi Adewole
    Tomi AdewoleMåned siden

    Hell yeah!! Lol this was dope - Nigeria sweeps the victories. So-called Black people stand up!!! Next big fight I'm waiting for is Kamaru to break Covington's jaw a 2nd time - badly enough to revert him back to the old Colby that was meek and mild

  • Imran 123

    Imran 123

    Måned siden

    and i thought nigerians were any better..

  • Nnamdi
    NnamdiMåned siden

    Another Nigerian about to dominate