Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after dominant UFC 254 win

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after dominant UFC 254 win

On Saturday, Russian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov defeated his American opponent, Justin Gaethje, with a triangle choke submission technique in the 2nd round, scoring his 29th win.

"She didn't want me to fight without father and I said this is my last fight - and I have given her my word", Khabib Nurmagomedov said.

Nurmagomedov said in the post-fight interview that he talked to his mother for three days before deciding to accept the fight against Gaethje in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

"God gave me everything", Nurmagomedov said.

Of course, a broken bone and the mumps weren't the only burden Nurmagomedov was carrying with him while entering the fight at UFC 254.

In a conversation with Mendez, Khabib said: 'We have a lot of young generation guys to coach.

"Today, this was my last fight". Gaethje, Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker, Paul Felder and even Conor McGregor are all potential fighters who can compete for the belt in the next few months and into 2021.

The 32-year-old Nurmagomedov was active with strikes and with grappling against Gaethje (22-3), the unsafe brawler who had knocked out four consecutive elite opponents while winning the UFC's interim lightweight title. "I'm not interested in this". "The Eagle" is a ideal 29-0 in his UFC career, and he really hasn't been tested in any bout thus far. There's all sorts of different things the UFC could do, this is the biggest martial arts sports promotion in the world and I'm excited to be a part of it. I think I deserve this. I want to say thank you Dana, Fertita brothers. Nurmagomedov won early, defending his promotion title in lightweight.

As seen in the fight, Khabib was on point from the get-go. That is what his corner told me.

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