Undefeated and undisputed UFC light-weight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA before right now (Sat., Oct. 24, 2020) at UFC 254 live on ESPN+ PPV from within Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., adhering to his 2nd-spherical submission get more than Justin Gaethje.
Lots of knew that Khabib’s time with UFC was numbered as he pushed his way towards a exceptional 30- experienced history, but nobody believed he’d cling it up after his title unification bout with Gaethje. Soon after all, Khabib experienced a number of suitors lining up for the next shot at his 155-pound crown, together with Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, and Michael Chandler.
However, “Eagle” decided to connect with it quits just after his UFC 254 destruction. Khabib designed a passionate assertion for the duration of his article-combat job interview (shown underneath) and uncovered that he built a promise to his mother to no extended contend without the need of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who handed away previously this calendar year.
“Today I want to say this was my last combat,” Nurmagomedov declared. “No way I’m heading to appear listed here devoid of my father. It was to start with time soon after what transpired with my father, when UFC referred to as me about Justin, I converse with my mom a few days. She does not want me to go combat without my father but I promised her it was likely to be my final battle.”
Being aware of that Khabib is person of his word it’s harmless to say this is the very last time battle admirers will get to see the undefeated UFC lightweight winner battle within of the Octagon.
Nurmagomedov, 32, will depart a legendary 29- record (13- UFC) powering and effortlessly go down as a single of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time. His previous 4 excursions to the Octagon were being all title wins, such as 3 defenses of his 155-pound belt and a few similarly impressive submission wins. McGregor, who fought Khabib again in 2018, continues to be the only fighter to get a round off of the legendary Russian fighter.
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