Khabib Nurmagomedov “officially retired,” says Dana White

Khabib Nurmagomedov has finally assured UFC President Dana White that his fighting career is over.

Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) first announced that he would be joining the UFC in October last year. MMA was retiring from the competition in 254 after defending a lightweight title against Justin Gethsemane. Even citing the consequences of the death of his father and coach, Abdulmanap. As his mother promises, the “eagle” declares that he’s done.

Still, the announcement didn’t explain it to everyone. White insisted Nurmagomedov should continue to fight, and for months in meetings, through the media and through him, has made his key. In the end, however, it was to no avail.

White went on social media on Thursday and appeared to have another meeting with Nurmagomedov, saying the undefeated Dagestani was “officially retired”.

White shared the news with Nurmagomedov (via via) in a post posted with the photo. Twitter):

Is 29-0.

He has officially retired. It was incredible to see you @ TeamKhabib working.

In one of his Instagram posts, Nurmagomedov thanked the UFC and said that “a real conversation between real men” took place between him and White.

Khabib retired unbeaten 29-0 in his MMA career, which included 13 UFC fights. His race to perfection includes notable victories against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poierre, Justin Gethsemane, Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza and Al Ikquanta, who he defeated in UFC 223 in April 2018 to claim the title.

Shortly after White’s announcement, MMA Junkie confirmed that UFC will go ahead with a lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira, who will take the UFC 262 title on May 15.