AFP/VASILY MAXIMOV “It’s all business,” said a dishevelled McGregor at the end of a round.

And even if there is one, my mission has been accomplished. October 25, 2020. On the ground, he is constantly jostling for positions, transitioning from hold to hold, looking for openings to slide his arm under the chin of an opponent or isolate a limb.

GSP announced his retirement in 2013 after defending the welterweight belt nine times. Forget the 30-0.

Khabib had also been angling for a super fight against retired hall-of-famer and Canadian phenom Georges St-Pierre. ‘I believe he’s going to.’.

You never know what’s going to happen tomorrow, you never know.”, – Khabib Nurmagomedovhttps://t.co/uzjm2NO3a3, — Express Sports (@IExpressSports) October 25, 2020. The hyper-violent American fights with high volume and pressure, hits hard and has a stellar collegiate wrestling record to boot.

But perhaps his biggest achievement — bigger than the lightweight title or the unprecedented 29-0 record — was that he became a major draw with his unparalleled wrestling, in an era where boos ring out the second a fight goes to the ground.

But there are no Ls in Khabib’s record, no asterisks of failed drug tests. The undefeated UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) choked out Gaethje (22-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in the second round of their matchup at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, then subsequently retired, citing the impact of his father’s death earlier this year. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. Powered by BizBudding Inc. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 05: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Today, this was my last fight. Conor McGregor found it out the hard way, when he offered Khabib a shot of whiskey, called his father “lick-ass O’Hoolihan” and “a quivering coward” for posing with pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, brought up the frosty relations between Dagestan and Chechenya and attacked Khabib’s confidants. Linkedin.

Just when Gaethje found his range with a couple of punches, Khabib shot for a double leg takedown, secured it, flattened Gaethje against the cage and looked for an armbar before the round ran out. From the always controversial Connor McGregor: "Good performance. BTS hit the stage for two beautiful performances at the 2020 American Music Awards from Seoul,... Taylor Swift won one of the biggest awards of the night at the 2020 American Music Awards, which... Shawn Mendes goes solo for his second performance at the 2020 American Music Awards, which aired... A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov).

For Khabib, physical troubles aside, the biggest tragedy was losing his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who died of COVID-19 complications in July.

After twelve years in office and a record of 29-0 wins (11 by submission, 8 by knockout and 10 by decision after count), Khabib left Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to become a legend. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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It was my father’s dream. 61. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Khabib compared the possibility of fighting on for another 10 years, like fellow Russian MMA superstar Fedor Emelianenko has done, but just doesn’t see the point.

How will COVID-19 affect Gulf diversification efforts? Another wrestler with great striking. Спасибо Отец за все, чему ты меня научил в этой жизни, дай Аллах тебе наивысшую ступень Рая , A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Oct 24, 2020 at 4:04pm PDT.

His wrestling and groundwork weren’t passive at all. ‘What if I fight one more time?

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UFC president Dana White believes Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight again, the lightweight champion insists he is retired and his manager is confusing the issue still further.

For a long time, Khabib — who grew up wrestling bears and swimming against the icy currents in the rugged mountainous Russian republic of Dagestan, fought elite training partners until they couldn’t continue, spoke broken English with a thick accent, and wore the papakha, a traditional sheepskin headgear — was an exotic, almost-caricaturish figure to the largely American UFC audience. Taylor Swift Wins at AMAs 2020, Confirms She's Not There Because She's Rerecording Old Music! “Thank you so much Justin. It was a privilege to watch you compete.

Be close with your parents, because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow.”.

Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje by knockout in the UFC Lightweight title match announced that he ended his career.

All this while audibly telling opponents to “give up.”, “Be close to your parents because one day it’s going to happen.

Find out how celebrities are reacting to the news of his retirement. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Email. After the victory and visibly moved, Khabib knelt in the centre of the octagon, without avoiding bursting into tears when he dedicated the victory to his father, teacher and mentor of the wrestler, Abdulmanap Nurmagomédov who died last July from coronavirus.

Zuvor versuchte Poirer mehrmals erfolglos mit dem Versuch eines Guillotine-Chokes Khabib zur Aufgabe zu zwingen.

“Congrats to the [greatest of all time] on a great win and a great career! Khabib Nurmagomedov announced the end of his career on Saturday when he beat Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 headliner. I know you are great, I know how you take care of your people.

Mix. Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title on Saturday defeating Justin Gaethje by submission in the second round of the UFC 254 main event. For the large part, every modern fighter can throw hands and move his head, and knows enough wrestling to stuff a takedown.

With his career now over, it will be debated where Nurmagomedov stands among those all-time greats.

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