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Khabib Nurmagomedov issues statement after confirmation of retirement – MMA Sports

Habib Nurmagomedov He is at the top and he is only grateful for the world’s largest fight promotion.

After confirmation from the UFC President Dana White That Nurmagomedov Never go back to competition After retiring in October, “The Eagle” went to Instagram late Thursday night to thank White for working on the news and giving him the opportunity to fight in the Octagon.

“Dana White, thanks to my brothers and the entire UFC team for giving me the opportunity to prove myself. Thanks to this sport, you have changed many lives forever,” wrote Nurmagomedov. I will.

Nurmagomedov made his debut at the UFC in January 2012, flaunting 16-0 records edited during the battle between Russia and Ukraine.He won his first nine battles for promotion and set himself up for a vacant lightweight title match UFC 223, Where he was defeated Al Iaquinta To become a champion. Nurmagomedov didn’t drop a round on the scorecard when he reached the top.

He proceeded to a successful title defense Conor McGregor (so UFC 229, The most successful pay-per-view in the history of the company), Dustin Poirier,and Justin Gaethje..Nurmagomedov submitted all three challengers shortly after defeating Gaethje. UFC 254 In October he announced his retirement. His professional record is 29-0.

Nurmagomedov said UFC 254 promised his mother that he would mark his final appearance as an active rival. It was the first battle for Nurmagomedov since his father and his lifelong coach Abdul Manap died in July.

“Dana, I’ll never forget your attitude towards me, my dad never, and my son remembers you,” Nurmagomedov wrote in his retirement post. “Today there was a real conversation between real men.”

Nurmagomedov officially retired, top lightweight candidate Charles Oliveira And Michael chandler Compete for vacant titles At UFC262 on May 15th.

See Nurmagomedov’s complete unedited statement below.

It was a good supper with some great people.

@danawhite would like to thank my brothers and the entire @ufc team for giving me the opportunity to prove myself. Thanks to this sport, you have changed many live shows forever.

Dana-Never forget your attitude towards me, my dad never forgot, and my son remembers you. Today there was a real conversation between real men.

We also thank all teams, spare partners and all fans.

I hope you accept my decision and understand me.

– MMA Sports

Khabib Nurmagomedov issues statement after confirmation of retirement

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