It was a shock decision from the 32-year-old, who had previously spoken of his plan to reach 30-0, but speaking to his mother after his father’s death earlier this year, Khabib decided to hang up his gloves earlier than planned.  Ferguson was replaced by promotional newcomer Darrell Horcher at a catchweight of 160 lb. Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (Russian: Хабиб Абдулманапович Нурмагомедов; born 20 September 1988) is a Russian former mixed martial artist. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. 28-0-0 (W-L-D), AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) San Jose. "It was my last fight. "I'm very happy," former world champion Whittaker said from the Octagon.  UFC referee Herb Dean stated Nurmagomedov constantly talks to his opponents during fights. , In September, Nurmagomedov signed two contracts for a title shot against the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, Eddie Alvarez, on either the UFC 205 or the UFC 206 fight card, with Dana White confirming the bout for UFC 205.  In the first fight of his new deal, Nurmagomedov made the second defence of his title against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier on 7 September 2019 in the main event at UFC 242. , Former three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture praised Nurmagomedov as “brilliant”.  The win unified both titles and earned Nurmagomedov his second Performance of the Night bonus award. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history. Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in September 2008 and compiled four wins in under a month. 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Khabib's training as a child included wrestling a bear when he was nine years old. У нас столько на сами бои приходит", "Непобежденный: история Хабиба Нурмагомедова", "Абдулманап Нурмагомедов: Первые шаги Хабиб сделал на борцовских матах", "Один Хабиб – и ты погиб.  MMA Commentator Joe Rogan, a black belt in both 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, said of Nurmagomedov, “He’s the most terrifying lightweight contender in the world,” and “he’s just on such another level [of grappling] that the odds of beating him drop significantly after the first minute-and-a-half.”, Nurmagomedov is a Sunni Muslim. Won the Tsumada Fighting Championship 3 Tournament. Alexander Yakovlev via first-round submission (armbar).  In the fight, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor in the fourth round via submission. , In his fifth UFC fight, on 21 September 2013 at UFC 165, Nurmagomedov faced Pat Healy. ‘Fighting someone who has an aura of invincibility, it’s also very scary but exciting for a competitor.  As of October 2020, Nurmagomedov is the most-followed Russian celebrity on Instagram, with more than 24 million followers. Before UFC 254, the UFC president had teased ‘something special’ for the lightweight champ after Gaethje, but he is keeping what that was/is a secret. Who would not have done it?’ GSP told Ariel Helwani after Khabib’s win over Gaethje.  McGregor ran up alongside the slowly moving bus and then ran past it to grab a metal equipment dolly, which he then threw at the bus's window, before trying to throw other objects in the vicinity. However, the match-up was cancelled as Diaz turned the bout down. ‘I haven’t even told him that,’ said White. Nurmagomedov (29-0) stood toe-to-toe with arguably the most dangerous striker in the division for the entire first round before taking him down in the second and securing the arm triangle choke. The Russian wore down his opponent with his constant forward pressure before mounting Gaethje and locking him in a triangle choke that rendered the American unconscious to extend his record to 29 wins and no defeats. , In June 2019, Nurmagomedov signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC.  Lobov is known to be close to Conor McGregor, with whom Nurmagomedov had verbal altercations and trash talk exchanges. His dad wanted him to get to 30-0 and I think he wants to honour his dad’s wish.’.  A two-time Combat Sambo World Champion, he is trained in sambo, judo, and wrestling. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fighter Kd Str Td Sub Event Method Round Time win. 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It was first time after what happened with my father, when UFC called me about Justin, I talk with my mother three days.