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.
In the main event of UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off against Conor McGregor in a blood feud. After the fight ended, Khabib Nurmagomedov infamously jumped over the cage and into the vicinity of McGregor’s team. Many fans wondered why he even did that in the first place, after making McGregor submit inside the Octagon.
Khabib Nurmagomedov recently spoke to a press conference where he explained what through his mind when he jumped the cage after defeating Conor McGregor, indicating he was paid at least two million dollars.
“When I jumped out after the fight, I was not interested at all. I [knew] I would be fined after all the scandal. I won the belt, I said [to] them that they owe me a belt. I didn’t care. They will take million dollars or two, or not pay me at all. I didn’t care at all. I came and I deserved a belt. I won the belt, that is my trophy. I must leave with it. They didn’t give me it there. They took us to the dressing room. There were a lot of policemen. Many people came. They were around me. We spent about three hours there. I was just thinking about the belt. I won the fight and I am in the dressing room without a belt. I say, ‘Guys, give me mine, I don’t need anything yours.’ That is my attitude.