Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA with a perfect 29-0-0 record, but he’s not going for that 30th win.
After retiring from MMA, Khabib means it. He’s not going back despite others thinking that he will fight again. That likely includes any high-dollar boxing offers that he gets along the way as well.
The 32-year-old is not returning to the Octagon, or any other shape that you can fight in. He laid down his gloves after defeating Justin Gaethje in 2020, and that seems final.
TMZ Sports recently caught Khabib and asked him whether he will fight again. His answer was very clear: “No, No. No. No. No. No.”
Khabib’s longtime coach, Javier Mendez, recently told Betway Insider that Khabib “misses” the fight game, and “I guess you could say he wants to fight again.” That is not the story that the fighter himself is sticking to. He’s retired and nobody is going to change his mind … for now.
He retired after the tragic death of his father, and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Conor McGregor recently took a shot at that fact, but it doesn’t seem to have encouraged Khabib to change his mind about having another fight.
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