The undefeated champion and now the best pound for pound in history, Khabib Nurmagomedov, broke the silence after his retirement. The Saturday that passed was the day that will remain in history, where the Russian submitted to Justin gaethje at UFC 254 and warned that he would no longer compete in Mixed Martial Arts. It clearly left the entire world speechless, considering it was the best moment of his entire career. Therefore, he offered his words.
“Of course UFC president Dana (White) wants me to continue fighting and generating income. I can earn money myself. I am at the peak of my career and I can fight for big prizes, but I made this decision and I think it is the best moment. Not everyone can retire in their prime, but I know that in a year, two or five (years) I would have to face that decision again, ”the undefeated Russian champion began.
At the same time, Khabib He also said: “I did enough in sport to be considered the best. Today, I was ranked the number one pound-for-pound fighter, so the mission is accomplished. What’s left to do? Earn money? I can always do that. Life goes on and our MMA academy continues to function. Islam Makhachev fought on November 14 in Las Vegas against a former lightweight champion (Rafael dos Anjos).
Emotions are through the roof
«It is an important event for our team. As my father said, when I go there will be another champion. There will be no other guy like me. It will be difficult to repeat what I did. We are planning for Islam to win its battle and fight again before Ramadan to become a contender for the belt. Then next year, in September or October, he will be here with his belt, “he said about his teammate.
To close, Khabib Nurmagomedov she reported, “Well, emotions soared. She knew it, but I don’t think she expected me to announce it right after the fight. I promised her that this would be my last fight, so she was aware that it would. Although she was surprised, she was already warned that she would. It was the best decision of my life. Without my father I will not continue, it is not the same without him and there is no reason to do it if I do not have him with me ».