HomeUFCConor McGregor to Khabib Nurmagomedov: Get pleasure from retirement, always remember who got here within the sport and made ye | FightBookMMA
Conor McGregor to Khabib Nurmagomedov: Get pleasure from retirement, always remember who got here within the sport and made ye | FightBookMMA
March 19, 2021
Following the affirmation of his official retirement within the early hours of this morning, Khabib Nurmagomedov has garnered a response from former two-weight UFC champion, arch-rival, Conor McGregor — who with a tongue-in-cheek remark, inspired Nurmagomedov to “get pleasure from retirement“.
Nurmagomedov, who initially known as time on his skilled profession in October of final yr, has publicly been pursued by UFC president, Dana White within the months since, with the organizational chief transparently trying to sway Nurmagomedov and entice him to make a thirtieth skilled blended martial arts look.
Efficiently unifying the light-weight championships at UFC 254 on ‘Battle Island’, Nurmagomedov wrapped up a highlight-reel second spherical triangle win over then-interim titleholder, Justin Gaethje, Instantly saying his intentions to hold up his gloves, Nurmagomedov cited the unhappy passing of his father and famend Sambo coach, Abdulmanap earlier in 2020 for the rationale for his retirement, detailing how he made a promise to his mom that he wouldn’t characteristic once more with out his father by his facet.
Vacating the undisputed UFC light-weight championship, the division will crown a brand new pacesetter on Could fifteenth. at UFC 262 as surging #3 ranked contender, Charles Oliveira clashes with current promotional newcomer, the #4 ranked Michael Chandler, who scored a UFC 257 knockout win over Dan Hooker.
“Blissful retirement child (Khabib Nurmagomedov), scent ya later,” McGregor wrote on his official Instagram account. “Always remember who got here within the sport and made ye. Straight from my huge Irish balls. Bear in mind people, for those who hate reducing weight a lot, all it’s important to do is transfer up a division. God bless.“
Two of the largest rivals within the historical past of the game, Nurmagomedov and McGregor headlined UFC 229 in October of 2018 within the promotion’s highest-grossing pay-per-view occasion of all-time, with Nurmagomedov scoring the primary defence of his light-weight championship with a fourth spherical neck crank win.
Anticipated to make his second Octagon look of the yr this summer season, McGregor is about to spherical off his trilogy with a former interim light-weight champion, Dustin Poirier in a possible title-eliminator rubber-match, with the latter besting McGregor to degree the scores one apiece with a second spherical knockout on the aforenoted, UFC 257 occasion to kick off the yr.
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