Khabib Nurmagomedov is said to be walking away from his MMA coaching career, so that he can devote more time to his family.
And, among other people, Henry Cejudo also understands and respects this decision – all the more because he was in a similar position:
I actually respect Khabib more now because I get it. And I know the amount of travel and how he gets tugged and pulled, and I don’t think people really understand the level of where he’s at.
Watching my daughter grow and not having the ability to see her walk or start talking, you just know where your times goes.
Cejudo feels happy for Khabib and is certain that he has made the right call. Because, at the end of the day, family is everything:
I’m just super happy for Khabib to really recognize and realize that. Because at the end of the day, he’s accomplished more than what the average Joe would ever do.
From the bottom of my heart, Khabib, I understand you, I believe you, and congratulations on your new endeavors – because family is everything.
Khabib announced his decision to retire on Instagram, about a week ago:
Concluding the year. The year certainly turned out to be a very busy and successful.
Take care of yourself brothers. I hope my decision is only for the best, a big hug to you all. Thank you, you were a big reason for my success in sports.
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