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Dana White confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will stay retired after UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

ABU DHABI - UFC president Dana White is confident Khabib Nurmagomedov 's retirement announcement at UFC 254 is definitive.
Following his submission victory over Justin Gaethje to defend the lightweight title in Saturday's headliner at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Nurmagomedov announced he's going to hang up his gloves and move on from MMA competition.
Citing the recent death of his father and head coach, Abdulmanap, as well as a promise to his mother not to continue fighting, Nurmagomedov made the choice to exit the sport with his perfect record intact.
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Nurmagomedov wins UFC 254, announces retirement

Nurmagomedov wins UFC 254, announces retirement

1 month ago   |   By National Post

In one of the most memorable scenes in mixed martial arts history, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired following his UFC 254 title defense against Justin Gaethje on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
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'One of the toughest human beings on the planet': Dana White says Khabib 'suffered BROKEN FOOT' just three weeks before UFC 254

'One of the toughest human beings on the planet': Dana White says Khabib 'suffered BROKEN FOOT' just three weeks before UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By RT

UFC Dana White has revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov reportedly suffered a broken foot just three weeks before his fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Khabib submitted Gaethje in the second round of their lightweight title contest in Abu Dhabi, extending his perfect record to 29-0 before announcing he would be retiring - citing a promise he had made to his family following the death of his father and trainer Abdulmanap in July.
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UFC 254 Khabib Vs. Gaethje: Results Winners, Bonuses, Reactions And Video Highlights

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Khabib Nurmagomedov retired after his win over Justin Gatehje in the main event of UFC 254
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Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after UFC 254 submission of Justin Gaethje: 'This is my last fight'

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after UFC 254 submission of Justin Gaethje: 'This is my last fight'

1 month ago   |   By Sporting News

Nurmagomedov finishes his career 29-0 as a professional after unifying the lightweight championship on Saturday.
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UFC 254 results - Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje: Fight card, highlights, complete guide

1 month ago   |   By CBS Sports

Nurmagomedov proved why he is one of the best in the sport with his dominant showing in Abu Dhabi
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Jon Jones refutes Khabib Nurmagomedov's top pound-for-pound push after UFC 254

Jon Jones refutes Khabib Nurmagomedov's top pound-for-pound push after UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Jon Jones doesn't seem completely willing to give Khabib Nurmagomedov the position of top pound-for-pound fighter.
Following his submission win over Justin Gaethje on Saturday at UFC 254 to defend the lightweight title, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA. During his exit interview, “The Eagle” said he should be considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world on his way out.
Jones , who is No. 1 in the UFC's official rankings after an unprecedented run atop the light heavyweight divison, originally stepped back for Nurmagomedov. Moments later, however, he changed his...
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'If I give my word, I have to follow this': Emotional Khabib explains he promised his MOTHER he would retire after UFC 254

'If I give my word, I have to follow this': Emotional Khabib explains he promised his MOTHER he would retire after UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By RT

An emotional Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his immediate retirement from the sport after securing a submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, revealing he had made a promise to his mother before accepting the fight.
After the victory announcement was made and he was presented with his UFC championship belt, Khabib asked his cornermen to cut off his gloves and he laid them down in the center of the octagon in the traditional gesture made by fighters announcing their retirement.
Then, he told UFC commentator Jon Anik that he was retiring from the sport.
"It was my last fight. Ain't no...
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'Greatest champion in UFC history': Cormier leads praise as MMA world reacts to Khabib retirement after victory at UFC 254

'Greatest champion in UFC history': Cormier leads praise as MMA world reacts to Khabib retirement after victory at UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By RT

The MMA world has reacted with a mixture of shock and admiration after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced he was retiring after submitting Justin Gaethje to retain his lightweight title at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Khabib defeated interim champion Gaethje in the second round via triangle-choke submission on Fight Island to extend his unblemished professional record to 29 fights, before announcing in the cage that it would be his last fight.
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Dana White: Khabib Suffered Broken Foot Injury 3 Weeks Before Gaethje Fight

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

On a day filled with notable news involving Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC President Dana White said the lightweight champion was injured leading up to Saturday's fight against Justin Gaethje...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov stunningly retires after UFC 254 victory

Khabib Nurmagomedov stunningly retires after UFC 254 victory

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts after stopping Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke early in the second round at UFC 254 on Saturday night. Nurmagomedov (29-0) made the announcement immediately after he impressively finished his first fight since the death of his father and...
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Khabib Defends UFC Lightweight Title, Improves to 29-0 with Win vs. Gaethje

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Khabib Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten record to 29-0 with a second-round submission win over Justin Gaehtje in the main event of UFC 254 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov SUBMITS Justin Gaethje on Fight Island to retain UFC lightweight championship at UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov SUBMITS Justin Gaethje on Fight Island to retain UFC lightweight championship at UFC 254

1 month ago   |   By RT

Khabib Nurmagomedov's status at the top of the UFC's lightweight fold remains intact after the undefeated Russian extended his winning streak with a second-round submission of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Nurmagomedov, who was fighting for the first time since the tragic death of his father Abdulmanap earlier this summer following complications related to COVID-19, produced a superb display to finish UFC interim champion Gaethje early in the second round via triangle-choke submission to retain his title and extend his perfect professional record to 29-0.
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