Only a few years after announcing his retirement, UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov is reportedly planning to cut all ties with the sport.
Nurmagomedov decided to retire after successfully defending his lightweight title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in order to focus on launching his own promotion, Eagle FC.
“Former #UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is reportedly planning to completely leave MMA,” journalist Chisanga Malata tweeted.
Nurmagomedov has, of course, devoted himself to coaching and Eagle FC since his retirement two years ago. He must put his family and his business first.
He won all 29 of his MMA fights before announcing his retirement, earning him a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. It’s worth noting that his last three opponents were all tough ones, including Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, and Conor McGregor.
Nurmagomedov stated in March 2021, “Today I want to say this is my last fight.”
In no way am I coming here without my father. After UFC called me about Justin, I had a three-day conversation with my mother.
She didn’t want me to fight without my father, so I told her this would be my final match.