It seems that Khabib
Nurmagomedov is able to step away from blended martial arts
The previous UFC light-weight champion just lately shared a publish on his
Instagram tales indicating that he’s retiring from MMA teaching.
The translated publish, which was shared from the account za.khabiba,
reads: “Khabib is leaving the MMA business. It’s about teaching and
the whole lot else associated to MMA. The reason being Khabib’s need to
commit extra time to his household.”
American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez, who cornered
Nurmagomedov earlier than later working alongside him, confirmed that the
former UFC champion is retiring in an interview with
Yahoo Sports activities. Nurmagomedov has three youngsters.
“He simply doesn’t need to miss being a father,” Mendez mentioned. “He
talked to me about three weeks in the past and informed me of his plan and mentioned
he deliberate to speak to the group and inform them of his choice.
He’s doing this for the proper causes. He’s a household man and he
merely needs to spend extra time together with his household.”
Nurmagomedov retired from combating following a victory over
Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020. He has loved a profitable
transition into teaching, notably serving to information Islam
Makhachev to 155-pound gold this previous October at UFC 280.
Nurmagomedov additionally purchased MMA promotion Eagle FC — beforehand recognized
as Gorilla Combating Championship — in late 2020 and led the
group’s growth into the USA in early 2022.
It’s at present unclear if Nurmagomedov will nook Makhachev for
his light-weight title protection in opposition to Alexander
Volkanovski at UFC 284 on Feb. 11. No matter what the
future holds for Nurmagomedov, Mendez mentioned he significantly impacted
quite a few fighters by means of his teaching.
“Khabib realized a lot from his father and from me and among the
different nice coaches he labored with, and his guys have realized so
a lot from him,” Mendez mentioned. “He instilled the issues he realized
from his father within the new technology and you may see the
“Is he going to be missed? Completely. Will it negatively have an effect on
the group? That is still to be seen, however given what a fantastic job he’s
performed teaching his cousins and the others on the group, I believe
they’re prepared to maneuver ahead and proceed his legacy.”
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