Khabib Nurmagomedov is stepping away from the game of blended martial arts totally. Nurmagomedov has retired from teaching MMA after main Islam Makhachev and Usman Nurmagomedov to UFC and Bellator light-weight championships, respectively.
Nurmagomedov teased his departure from the MMA scene in an Instagram put up revealed on Thursday. American Kickboxing Academy coach Javier Mendez, who skilled Nurmagomedov and coached alongside him, confirmed to Yahoo Sports that Nurmagomedov plans to retire in an effort to spend extra time along with his daughter and two sons.
“He simply does not wish to miss being a father,” Mendez stated. “He talked to me about three weeks in the past and informed me of his plan and stated 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 along with his household.”
Mendes is unsure if Nurmagomedov will proceed teaching Makhachev forward of the UFC light-weight champion’s title protection towards featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 in February. Makhachev is presently in Dagestan and had been coaching with Nurmagomedov. Makhachev and Mendez are usually not scheduled to satisfy till the 2 events fly to Perth, Australia on Jan. 20.
“Concluding the yr,” Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram, in line with the social media web site’s auto-translation. “The yr actually turned out to be very busy and profitable. Take care of your self, brothers. I hope my choice is just for the perfect, a giant hug to you all. Thank you, you had been a giant cause for my success in sports activities.”
Nurmagomedov retired from energetic competitors on the top of his profession. Nurmagomedov submitted Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to reclaim the UFC light-weight championship and enhance to an unparalleled 29-0. Nurmagomedov retired, regardless of stress from UFC president Dana White to proceed preventing, out of respect for the passing of his father and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
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