Current UFC Champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov refers to his captive bear cub as "best sparring partner ever".
This UFC fighter says he has been "fighting" helpless bear cubs since age 9 — and there is shocking video to prove it. Bear cubs should be with their mother, learning how to survive — not being forced to fight a UFC Fighter.
The cub Nurmagomedov uses is restrained by a fitted collar and short chain wearing a muzzle. Judging by the video, it's claws are cut way back because there is no sign to indicate the cub has any means to protect itself.
Animals are NOT here for our entertainment, or to use in any way we see fit. Khabib Nurmagomedov has a very large following who could easily be persuaded to copy his actions by trapping a bear cub for their own use.
Whatever bears or wildlife Khabib is currently keeping in captivity, we demand that they be treated with respect and taken to a bear sanctuary where they can live out their remaining years with dignity.