Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after choking out Gaethje at UFC 254 – other sports

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after choking out Gaethje at UFC 254 – other sports

Khabib Nurmagomedov choked Justin Gaethje unconscious within the second spherical to efficiently defend his UFC light-weight title after which stated he was retiring from the game following a fierce brawl at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The undefeated 32-yr-previous Dagestani collapsed within the centre of the octagon and sobbed following his defeat of Gaethje. On getting up he took off his gloves and stated: “This is my last fight in the UFC.”

His father and coach Abdulmanap handed away in July of this yr attributable to issues attributable to COVID-19, and Nurmagomedov stated that he talked to his mom for 3 days earlier than deciding to just accept the struggle towards Gaethje.

The American troubled the champion with leg kicks however succumbed to a triangle choke within the second spherical as Nurmagomedov cemented his declare to be probably the most dominant MMA fighter of all time with a 29-0 report.

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