By Farah Hannoun, The Blue Nook |
June 2, 2021 11: 00 am ET
Searching back, it’s no surprise that Khabib Nurmagomedov retired as an undefeated, undisputed UFC champion in his top.
Identified for his accurate fight predictions care for when he went 5-0 for the UFC 194 main card, apparently Nurmagomedov is a master at predicting his own fate, too.
The ragged UFC lightweight champ is fed up with constantly getting asked about a potential return so he made up our minds to put up a video of an interview he did when he was factual 24 years aged to show that this was, in fact, his plan all along, way prior to he was a global superstar who dominated his division.
“I am 24, and if I acquire the belt, and I stay undefeated, perhaps I’ll leave the game, because it has no halt,” Nurmagomedov said back then. “If I acquire the title and stay undefeated, I’ll retire.”
Nurmagomedov announced his retirement in October 2020 after he submitted Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. It was his first fight after the death of his father, coach and mentor, Abdulmanap, and he promised his mother that he would no longer compete without his father in his nook. UFC president Dana White did all the pieces he may to persuade Khabib in any other case, however he stuck to his note.
The 32-year-aged stamped his career with three title defenses over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Gaethje, scoring dominant submissions of all three.
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