Khabib Nurmagomedov is undoubtedly one of the best MMA fighters in the history of the MMA world and finally ended his career while still being undefeated and at the top. Since his retirement, Khabib has been enjoying life in other ways. Nurmagomedov’s last professional MMA fight took place back in October 2020. He earned a second-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje to successfully retain the UFC Lightweight Title. After the bout, an emotional Nurmagomedov told Jon Anik that his fighting career is over. He mentioned a promise he made to his mother of never fighting again after the death of his father Abdulmanap. Khabib also revealed why he really tired from the MMA world.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently spoke on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, where he talked about the significance of Khabib to the UFC.
“Those guys all need each other, as crazy as that sounds, the sport needs a Khabib. You need a guy who’s so ultra, super-dominant that he makes everybody else rise up. They’re all better because of Khabib.
“Even Conor needed Khabib, he needed someone who’s a no-nonsense guy because he’s all about all this style, expensive watches and driving around [in a] Rolls [Royce],” explained Rogan. “Meanwhile Khabib drives a toyota truck and he lives in the same house he grew up in. I mean he’s that kind of person. He’s just about hard work.”