Khabib Nurmagomedov choked Justin Gaethje unconscious within the second spherical to efficiently defend his UFC light-weight title after which stated he was retiring from the game following a fierce brawl at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
The Dagestani-born fighter, nicknamed “The Eagle,” was struggling to beat is the absence of his coach and father Abdulmanap, who handed away in July.
The undefeated 32-year-old collapsed within the middle of the octagon and sobbed following his defeat of Gaethje. On getting up he took off his gloves and stated: “This is my final struggle within the UFC.”
The 57-year-old, who died from problems brought on by COVID-19, was instrumental in his son’s rise to the highest of MMA, holding an unbeaten file of 29-Zero and a fearsome repute as among the finest ever to step within the cage.
Nurmagomedov stated that he talked to his mom for 3 days earlier than deciding to simply accept the struggle against Gaethje.
The American troubled the champion with leg kicks however succumbed to a triangle choke within the second spherical as Nurmagomedov cemented his declare to be probably the most dominant MMA fighter of all time with a 29-Zero file.