Khabib Nurmagomedov honours his late father’s legacy by stepping into his shoes and training rising UFC star Islam Makhachev.
Khabib makes for an ideal role model, at the perfect time.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the great champions whose glory all Muslims enjoy sharing.
Former two-weight UFC champion and controversial Irish fighter, Conor McGregor, says he is retiring from sport after having made similar announcements in 2016 and 2018.
The 31-year-old Irishman left Donald Cerrone bloodied seconds into the fight by ramming shoulders into his face from the clinch, and when they broke McGregor landed a head kick that wobbled the American and sent him scrambling back to the cage.
McGregor had announced his retirement on Twitter in April 2016, but quickly reversed it amid a dispute with his promoters about how much he should be obligated to tout a fight scheduled with Nate Diaz that was postponed.
UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were suspended two weeks ago by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Former world welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who came out of retirement to defeat McGregor in a money-spinning fight in Las Vegas last year, stressed that any fight with Nurmagomedov would take place under boxing rules.
Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC lightweight champion who defeated Conor McGregor of Ireland last week, makes his first public statement after the controversial fight.
Khabib's reaction to McGregor's racism, thuggish behaviour, insults towards his family and faith should be scrutinised. But in America, only the Muslim can be judged.
Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stretches his professional record to 27-0 as he ends Irish fighter Conor McGregor's attempt to win back the Ultimate Fighting Championship title.
The Irish star had been charged with charged with assault, criminal mischief and other crimes, but he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a violation, which will not result in a criminal record.
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