The UFC champion who wrestled bears as a boy, is training for his rumored upcoming fight with Tony Ferguson by once again battling with Mother Nature.

A video posted to Instagram shows the UFC’s 155lb king aggressively swimming against strong rapids in a river in Kizilyurt, a town in Dagestan around 30 miles outside of Makhachkala. 

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In the video, Nurmagomedov performs a front crawl against a current which appears to be pushing him backward with every stroke. 

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