Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor
Picture through @ufc on Instagram

Supervisor Ali Abdelaziz took to social media this afternoon to shutdown reviews that his consumer Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from MMA.

The reigning and undefeated UFC light-weight champion, Nurmagomedov (28-Zero MMA), not too long ago misplaced his father resulting from issues from the Covid-19 virus. Shortly following that tragic information Russian Media retailers started reporting that ‘The Eagle’ has determined to retire from MMA.

Ali Abdelaziz, the very long time good friend and supervisor of Khabib Nurmagomedov, took to Twitter this afternoon the place he emphatically denied these reviews.

“A few of the Russian media reported I stated Khabib is retired. That is completely false. Khabib is grieving along with his father passing away. I need everybody to be respectful to the scenario and don’t give faux information.”

Nurmagomedov was most not too long ago seen in motion at September’s UFC 242 occasion, the place he scored a 3rd spherical submission victory over Dustin Poirier.

‘The Eagle’ was slated to defend his light-weight crown towards Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. Nevertheless, that bout ended up falling by for an unprecedented fifth time resulting from journey issues brought on by the Coronavirus.

With that, the UFC booked Justin Gaethje to step up and struggle Tony Ferguson on the occasion, a bout which ‘The Spotlight’ wound up dominating on path to capturing the promotions interim light-weight world title.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov is now slated to sq. off with Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout later this summer season. Nevertheless, resulting from his fathers passing, ‘The Eagle’ may very well be sidelined for longer than initially anticipated.

Previous to his victory over Poirier at UFC 242, Nurmagomedov was coming off a fourth spherical submission win over former two-division champion Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

Do you suppose Khabib will be capable of retain his light-weight title when he squares off with surging contender Justin Gaethje later this 12 months? Share your ideas within the feedback part PENN Nation!

This text first appeared on on July 11, 2020