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Fight camp high in the Caucasus puts aspiring Khabibs through their paces

Russian Federation, Republic of Dagestan
January 04, 2020 at 14:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

The ‘Mountain Peaks’ is a closed training camp in the Republic of Dagestan, the birthplace of UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The camp has been built for those who strive to achieve top results in MMA and wrestling - sports which are highly popular in the Caucasus.

The camp is famous for its severe but effective training methods, with elite fighters arriving from all over Russia to train the younger generation at the facility. Renowned Russian trainer Magomed Magomedov says he spends every summer at the 1,750 metre-high (5,740 feet) camp, which he says is without "luxury facilities." Mountain conditions enable the sportsmen to achieve better results.

"After three weeks of training in the camp, you feel good. When you go down the mountain, you don’t feel the fatigue after the third round as it was before," Magomedov says.

The training camp is a "totally closed" community designed to prepare the sportsmen to hit their peak. The largest number of athletes trained by Magomedov at the ‘Mountain Peaks’ facility was 50 people. This year has also been marked by a policy change - the camp has opened its doors to children.

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The ‘Mountain Peaks’ is a closed training camp in the Republic of Dagestan, the birthplace of UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The camp has been built for those who strive to achieve top results in MMA and wrestling - sports which are highly popular in the Caucasus.

The camp is famous for its severe but effective training methods, with elite fighters arriving from all over Russia to train the younger generation at the facility. Renowned Russian trainer Magomed Magomedov says he spends every summer at the 1,750 metre-high (5,740 feet) camp, which he says is without "luxury facilities." Mountain conditions enable the sportsmen to achieve better results.

"After three weeks of training in the camp, you feel good. When you go down the mountain, you don’t feel the fatigue after the third round as it was before," Magomedov says.

The training camp is a "totally closed" community designed to prepare the sportsmen to hit their peak. The largest number of athletes trained by Magomedov at the ‘Mountain Peaks’ facility was 50 people. This year has also been marked by a policy change - the camp has opened its doors to children.

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