UFC lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov claims his purpose is to go 30- just before he retires, pulling a Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the course of action.
Mayweather retired with a best 50- report right after stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their superfight back again in August 2017. Of program, Mayweather has teased a comeback more than the last couple of years and may perhaps incorporate to that mark, but taking into consideration how much cash he produced in the course of his profession and the fantastic 50- mark connected to his title, you can see why he stays retired. The best 50- mark by Mayweather proves he’s a person of the finest to ever do it.
A lot of the similar can be reported about Nurmagomedov, who is a fantastic 28- in MMA. “The Eagle” will glimpse to make it 29- when he usually takes on Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, and possibly 30- in opposition to Georges St-Pierre in a superfight prior to he retires. Speaking to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Nurmagomedov described why the 30- variety is so essential to him and why he thinks it is the Mayweather Jr. file in MMA.
“Honestly, I really do not know,” Nurmagomedov mentioned of when he wishes to retire (by way of TheBodyLockMMA.com). “30- is likely to be wonderful. It is wanting good, it appears good. 30-, okay. It’s likely to be a great file, this is like Mayweather in MMA. We’ll see, I’m incredibly close to it.”
Nurmagomedov also reported that his target is to be the greatest MMA fighter of all time and he believes that beating Gaethje following weekend will enable him realize that objective for himself.
“Who is aware? Alright, I end Justin Gaethje, I finish a person more guy, I dominate him — I imagine my name is likely to be generally in record. I think presently my identify is heading to be in record because two decades back what took place [vs. McGregor] is never likely to be overlooked. Even soon after 50 years, individuals are likely to observe this struggle and be amazed. This is like when Muhammad Ali fought [Joe] Frazier in Manila. People hardly ever overlook this combat,” Nurmagomedov mentioned.
“I’m already in heritage but I need to have legacy. For legacy, Justin Gaethje is a great opponent appropriate now.”
Do you concur with Khabib Nurmagomedov that going 30- in MMA is the identical as Floyd Mayweather Jr. going 50- in boxing?