Khabib Nurmagomedov, Eagle announced his retirement following his stunning win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on late night Saturday.
Khabib retained UFC Lightweight title at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, as he defeatedJustin Gaethje by submission with a perfect triangle choke hold on ‘The Highlight’, finishing 29-0.
Khabib, who recently lost his father, cried inconsolably after winning the fight.
Legendary. pic.twitter.com/adLnh73AMr— UFC (@ufc) October 24, 2020
As being reported, Khabib Nurmagomedov was having mumps prior to the championship match but also had to deal with broken bones.
Before he broke a toe in his foot, Khabib had mumps. Coach Javier Mendez just told me that was the worst camp they had and he was out two weeks cuz of the mumps. Got it in mid-September. #UFC254— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) October 24, 2020
Tributes are pouring in on social media for Eagle, praising him for the remarkable carrer he had at the UFC254: