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Conor McGregor, other fighters react to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win, retirement at UFC 254

by Ryan
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Khabib Nurmagomedov made his latest case to being called the greatest mixed martial artist ever on Saturday. Then he stunned the world.

Nurmagomedov defended his UFC lightweight championship in the main event at UFC 254, using his world class ground game to take down challenger Justin Gaethje and finish him with a triangle choke at 1 minute, 34 seconds of Round 2.

But during his post-fight interview after moving to 29-0, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement, saying he didn’t want to fight anymore without his father in his corner. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died in July from heart complications made worse by the coronavirus.

Nurmagomedov’s fellow UFC fighters took to social media immediately after Saturday’s main event to praise him, with several calling him the best fighter, pound for pound, in the world.






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