Right after months of delay, it’s last but not least official.
Just times ago, UFC President Dana White tweeted, “29- it is. He is formally retired. It was remarkable to watch you work @TeamKhabib. Thank you for Every thing and love regardless of what is upcoming my friend.” The formal UFC Instagram and Twitter accounts also acknowledged the finish of “The Eagle’s” reign.
Even though it’s unfortunate to see an all-time excellent leave competitiveness, there is no doubt Nurmagomedov made his exit at his peak. In addition, the division is no lengthier held in suspense. At the exact time as Nurmagomedov’s retirement announcement, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto discovered that Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira would battle for the Light-weight title at UFC 262, which is at this time scheduled for May 15, 2021 at an unannounced site.
Chandler designed his UFC debut previously this year in January, scoring the victory in emphatic fashion by knocking out Dan Hooker inside a round. The previous Bellator champion right away injected himself into the title combine with that victory. Meanwhile, Oliveira is on a major tear dating again to June 2018, as he’s gained 8 straight bouts with seven stoppages in that time. Most a short while ago, he dominated Tony Ferguson at UFC 256.