However, arguably the best blended martial artist of all time is officially retired after Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White confirmed it on Twitter on Thursday.
The 32-year-old completed with an ideal 29-0 profession document and 13-0 UFC document, additionally retiring because the light-weight champion.
Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, died in July 2020 after problems from Covid-19. Nurmagomedov stated he talked together with his mom for 3 days earlier than deciding to just accept the battle with Gaethje.
An emotional Nurmagomedov stated after his July battle: “Today, this was my last fight. Ain’t no way I’m going to come here without my father.”
Despite saying his retirement, White had reportedly held out hope that the Dagestani fighter may make a return to the Octagon.
“Khabib is retired and doesn’t wanna hold up the division,” White instructed ESPN by way of textual content message. “Tonight was our final meeting and he is retired.”