Khabib Nurmagomedov to Followers: ‘I am not gonna allow you to miss me’

Khabib Nurmagomedov introduced his retirement after his final battle at UFC 254 when he submitted Justin Gaethje in spherical two of their title unification bout. For about 5 months, UFC President Dana White tried to get the 29-0, now former champion to get another large battle as his farewell battle.  However final week, the UFC made it official and the light-weight division’s title will probably be up for grabs at UFC 262.

That doesn’t imply Nurmagomedov will probably be stepping away from the game solely. When he spoke with Megan Olivi on ESPN final weekend he spoke about his legacy and causes for now not competing. However, he made certain to let followers know, “I’m not gonna allow you to miss me.”

Nurmagomedov to followers: “I’m not gonna allow you to miss me.”

“I’ve my brothers, they’re nonetheless combating within the UFC,” Nurmagomedov advised Olivi. “I’m going to assist them, and subsequent week my brother Abubakar is gonna battle. July, possibly June/July Islam may have his first essential occasion in UFC, he’s going to battle.”

Not lengthy after this interview, Luke Rockhold stated that Nurmagomedov had supplied to educate him as properly and stated that Nurmagomedov wished to be “coach of the yr.” When wanting on the data of the fighters Nurmagomedov talked about to Olivi, that may not be a far-off declare for the undefeated light-weight. 

He has already cornered fighters within the UFC, PFL and together with his cousin, Usman combating in Bellator MMA not solely will he not be removed from the UFC, nevertheless it appears to be like like he will probably be near the game for some time. 

Whereas it appears frequent in skilled sports activities for athletes to retire solely to return not lengthy after, Khabib Nurmagomedov looks as if he’ll stick with his, so long as he’s serving to different fighters attempt to chase greatness.  One thing he clearly picked up from his dad.

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