Cody Stamann: Said Nurmagomedov a big name – even if he’s not related to Khabib

ANAHEIM, Calif. – There’s a big name across from Cody Stamann on Saturday at UFC 270 – even if that name is no relation to one of the all-time pound-for-pound greats.

Stamann (19-4-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) takes on Said Nurmagomedov (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a bantamweight bout on the main card. And even though Nurmagomedov is not related to former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, despite many fans presuming they’re cousins, Stamann said he recognizes his opponent is a big opportunity for him despite no family ties.

Ahead of Stamann’s fight, he spoke with MMA Junkie and other members of the press at Wednesday’s media day in Anaheim, Calif. Check out the full interview in the video above ahead of UFC 270, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

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