Khabib Nurmagomedov opens up about his retirement and shares similarities with Michael Jordan. Read about his thoughts on a potential comeback and his admiration for the basketball legend.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the former UFC lightweight champion, recently sat down for an interview with Patrick Bet-David to discuss his retirement and his thoughts on a potential comeback. The Dagestani fighter also drew comparisons between himself and basketball legend Michael Jordan.
In the interview, Nurmagomedov expressed his admiration for Jordan and his documentary, ‘The Last Dance,’ which chronicles Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls. He revealed that one particular episode of the documentary, in which Jordan breaks down after the murder of his father, deeply touched his heart.
While Nurmagomedov acknowledged the mental toughness he shares with Jordan, he stated that he does not envision making a comeback like the NBA star did. He cited his mother and various other factors as reasons for his decision to retire.
Throughout his career, Nurmagomedov achieved an undefeated record of 29-0 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. He holds victories over notable opponents such as Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and Dustin Poirier.
In conclusion, Nurmagomedov expressed his contentment with his retirement and emphasized that he does not see a comeback in his future. However, his admiration for Michael Jordan and the similarities he sees between himself and the basketball icon highlight his mental toughness and respect for the sport.
|Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses retirement and potential comeback
|Compares himself to Michael Jordan and admires ‘The Last Dance’ documentary
|Cites various factors, including his mother, as reasons for retirement
|Holds an undefeated record of 29-0 and is considered one of the greatest MMA fighters