Khabib Nurmagomedov remains resolute in his decision to stay retired – mainly because it’s been a promise that he’s made to his mother.
At a recent “Class A Events” conversation in Toronto, Nurmagomedov explained how the respect and love he feels for his mother are one of his principal values:
Because of I finish my career, because I promise mother, that’s why this one question, discussion between me and my mother become very famous.
But we had a lot of different things people don’t know about this. Not only this promise. I follow not only this promise to my mother. I follow everything about Mother.
You can have friends or kids, whatever. You can have whatever you want, but you’re never going to have one more mother.
You have only one mother. For me, it’s everything.
For Khabib, the relationship a person can have with their parents is most important:
I love mother because of millions and millions of reason.
I know even in Dagestan, this is not about Dagestan, but I know a lot of people have bad relationship with parents. I really, really don’t understand this. How can people have bad relationship with parents?
Yes, mother, for me is everything. Even now, she is still with me, like living with me in same house. I treat her like queen.