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.
Bellator champion AJ McKee has called out Khabib Nurmagomedov in a new MMA Junkie video interview, “I saw a post that talked about Khabib being Coach of the Year. F*** that! Antonio McKee’s Coach of the Year, period. Period. 22 years in the making. You have a fighter that’s undefeated step out of the sport. Nothing against him, and what he’s doing, what he’s done – Great things for him. (But) Coach of the Year is Antonio McKee. And I feel that that’s the respect and the recognition he deserves.”
”When I begin training on mats in my village inside the house and when father put me wrestling with bear. When I told him, ‘Hey, this bear tried to bite me’, and I remember when he told me, ‘Bite it back, no problem.’ You have to wrestle, you have to keep going.