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Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from UFC


Conor McGregor has paid tribute to his UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has announced he is retiring from the octagon. Nurmagomedov extended his perfect professional record to 29-0 with a second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. After his victory, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from the sport in an emotional post-fight interview in the octagon at ‘Fight Island’. “Thank you to these guys with me, with my father more than 10 years. Coach Jav I love him so much. All my team. Thank you,” said the unbeaten star. “Today I want to say this is my last fight. No way am I coming here without my father. When UFC comes to me about Justin I spoke with my mother for three days. “She didn’t want me to fight without father and I said this is my last fight – and I have given her my word."

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