Tributes pour in for ‘greatest champion in UFC history’ Khabib Nurmagomedov after shock of his retirement – CNN International
(CNN)Following his stunning retirement after his most recent title defense, tributes have poured in to praise the undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to defend his lightweight title, Nurmagomedov announced he would retire with a perfect 29-0 career record and 13-0 UFC record.
“Today, this was my last fight,” he said. “Ain’t no way I’m going to come here without my father.”
Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap,…