Having already retired from fighting, Khabib Nurmagomedov is an authoritative a apple pie breach from alloyed aggressive arts altogether.
The above UFC failing best appear Friday on Instagram that he's abrogation his apprenticeship role to be with his family.
Javier Mendez, who accomplished Khabib and accomplished alongside him at American Kickboxing Academy, provided added acumen to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole.
"He aloof doesn't appetite to absence actuality a father," Mendez said. "He talked to me about three weeks ago and told me of his plan
and said he planned to allocution to the aggregation and acquaint them of his decision.
UFC Legend Khabib Nurmagomedov Retires
He's accomplishing this for the appropriate reasons. He's an ancestors man and he artlessly wants to absorb added time with his family."
Nurmagomedov larboard the action at the top of his game. He became an acquiescence achievement over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020,
which ran his almanac to an absolute 29-0. It was additionally his third beeline acknowledged appellation aegis of the failing crown.
The 34-year-old was one of the UFC's best pound-for-pound fighters during his run, and Mendez anticipation his above adherent could ability agnate heights as a coach.
He said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast (via MMA Junkie's Farah Hannoun) in October that Khabib was already authoritative an above impression.
"He's abstruse from me, he's abstruse from his father—mostly his father," he said. "But to me, he's on track—in my assessment because of his age, what he's doing, the affected I see,
the fighters he has—he's on a clue to actuality the greatest drillmaster of all time, in my opinion. I see it. I see the autograph on the wall."