Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best, if not the best fighter in the history of the UFC lightweight category.
On Saturday night, he defeated Justin Gaethje in a dominant way, by triangle submission in round 2 and defended the championship belt, reaching 29 victories and 0 defeats.
After the fight, he said that he was satisfied with the victory and that it was his last fight in his professional career.
He promised mother that he would not longer fight without his late father Abdulmanap by his side.
Khabib Nurmagomedov said “goodbye”.
“God gave me everything … Thank you for everything. My father was with me all my life and coach Xavi and I love the whole team a lot. This was my last fight. There’s no way I’m going back here without my father. I can’t here to come back after everything that happened to my father.When the UFC offered me Justin, I talked to my mother for three days about whether I should fight without my father.I promised her this would be my last fight. This is my last appearance, I just know I want the UFC to put me in first place pound for pound fighters. I’m an undefeated UFC champion I have a 13-0 score in the strongest competition and I deserve it all. Thanks to Lorenzo Fertiti, thanks to Dana White and everyone else. ” , said emotional Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Take a look back at some instances where Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, friend and coach Abdulmanap wrestled with his son: