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Georges St-Pierre calls Khabib Nurmagomedov the “scariest” pound-for-pound fighter in the world

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre called former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov the “scariest” pound-for-pound fighter in the world. St-Pierre and Nurmagomedov were widely connected for a potential fight between two …read more

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Georges St-Pierre tells Joe Rogan he would have returned for Khabib

It has been more than three years since Georges St-Pierre set foot in the Octagon. He is now retired. So is former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

But there was a …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov dubs Zabit Magomedsharipov “the best featherweight in the world”

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov dubbed fellow Russian Zabit Magomedsharipov as “the best featherweight in the world.” Nurmagomedov recently retired from mixed martial arts, giving up the UFC’s 155lbs …read more

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Magomed Magomedov ready for a top-five opponent after Khabib-influenced Bellator 255 win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s influence was felt at Bellator 255 beyond just the cousin who shares his last name.
Magomed Magomedov (18-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) closed out the preliminary card at …read more

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Watch Poirier and Diaz grapple with jacked 300-pounders

Dustin Poirier before he fought Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two top UFC stars recently …read more

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Bellator 255 results: Usman Nurmagomedov wins unanimous decision in Bellator debut

Usman Nurmagomedov got the job done in his Bellator debut.
The lightweight, a cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, outpointed Mike Hamel on Friday for a unanimous decision on …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shares his honest thoughts about Dana White: “Sometimes he is nice, sometimes he is not nice”

Khabib Nurmagomedov shares his honest thoughts about UFC president Dana White, saying that “sometimes he is nice, sometimes he is not nice.” “The Eagle” recently announced his retirement from MMA …read more

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Fergie Shut Down Over Tiramisu Talk

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It’s been more than four years since Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to withdraw from his interim lightweight title fight against …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov wishes Tony Ferguson well at UFC 262: 'Even though you look like a sh*t'

Khabib Nurmagomedov finally responded to Tony Ferguson’s frequent messages about a fight between them going down sometime in the future.
Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) and Ferguson (25-5 MMA, 15-3 UFC) …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov roasts Tony Ferguson for continuously calling him out after retirement

Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a shot at Tony Ferguson. Ever since they were first booked to fight one another, Ferguson has been trash-talking Nurmagomedov. Then, after the lightweight champ retired …read more

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Khabib Felt Sadness After Lightweight Title Was Vacated

It was not easy for Khabib Nurmagomedov to walk away from the sport with the UFC lightweight championship removed from his waist. The UFC lightweight championship is officially vacated after …read more

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Khabib Felt Sadness After Lightweight Title Was Vacated

It was not easy for Khabib Nurmagomedov to walk away from the sport with the UFC lightweight championship removed from his waist. The UFC lightweight championship is officially vacated after …read more

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With Khabib in corner, Abubakar Nurmagomedov earns dominant UFC 260 win

With his brother Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner, Abubakar Nurmagomedov picked up his first UFC victory Saturday.
At UFC 260, Nurmagomedov (15-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) dominated a fellow promotional sophomore, Jared …read more

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Dana White explains why Miesha Tate is returning and Khabib Nurmagomedov and Ronda Rousey never will

Ronda Rousey faces Miesha Tate in the UFC 168 co-main event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is returning to …read more

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Justin Gaethje Feels Disrespected By Dana White & The UFC

Justin Gaethje is venting his frustration over not getting booked to fight. Since Gaethje suffered a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title, he has been looking for …read more

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White: Poirier Turned Down Title Fight, Gaethje Gets Next

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After Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, finally gave up on his efforts to convince Khabib Nurmagomedov to return …read more

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Dustin Poirier is doing the smart thing by taking Conor McGregor trilogy over title fight, says Dana White

Dana White is not surprised Dustin Poirier is taking the trilogy fight with Conor McGregor over the vacant lightweight title fight. After the UFC officially confirmed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, the …read more

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Dana White’s last dinner with Khabib, ‘I don’t think he’ll come back’

UFC president Dana White recently relented on his attempts to persuade former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to stave off retirement.

At Thursday’s UFC 260 press conference, White addressed his last …read more

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Dustin Poirier turned down title shot for Conor McGregor trilogy, says Dana White

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier turned down the opportunity to fight for the belt, choosing instead to fight Conor McGregor again. Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated the belt …read more

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Khabib To WWE?

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Eagle Mania? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov, who walked away from mixed …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov “would be a huge star” for the WWE, says Drew McIntyre

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov “would be a huge star” for the WWE, says professional wrestler Drew McIntyre. Nurmagomedov officially announced last week that he is retiring from MMA …read more

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‘Company man’ Gaethje doesn’t want to be disrespected by the UFC

Justin Gaethje before he fought Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Top UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje …read more

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Take a look back at every Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC finish

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Former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following his submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October. Last week, the fight promotion officially recognized …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov protege Tagir Ulanbekov to fight Tyson Nam at UFC event on June 19

A flyweight fight has been added to the UFC lineup on June 19.
Hawaii’s Tyson Nam and Russia’s Tagir Ulanbekov will square off at the UFC Fight Night event, which doesn’t …read more

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Islam Makhachev Believes Michael Chandler Is Undeserving Of Title Shot

The retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov sent shockwaves through the lightweight division, and after the UFC announced the vacant title fight, Islam Makhachev thought Michael Chandler was undeserving of the title …read more

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UFC Rankings Report: New P4P #1 & Derek Brunson Enters MW Top 5

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Vegas 22! Check out all the changes below! Men’s Pound for Pound: Now that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement has been officially recognized, there …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov protege Tagir Ulanbekov to fight Tyson Nam at UFC event on June 26

A flyweight fight has been added to the UFC lineup on June 26.
Hawaii’s Tyson Nam and Russia’s Tagir Ulanbekov will square off at the UFC Fight Night event, which doesn’t …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, March 23: Jon Jones, Dustin Poirier take top positions

With UFC officials finally recognizing that Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) is no longer an active fighter, a pair of lists needed new names at the top.
“The Eagle” walked …read more

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Charles Oliveira expects to KO Michael Chandler to win the lightweight title: “I’ll catch him”

Charles Oliveira is confident he will become the new lightweight champion at UFC 262. After Dana White confirmed Khabib Nurmagomedov was retired, the promotion was quick to book Oliveira vs. …read more

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Conor McGregor re-enters UFC pound for pound rankings following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s official retirement

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has re-entered the UFC pound-for-pound rankings following Khabib Nurmagomedov making his retirement official. The former UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov announced last week that he was stepping …read more

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Luke Rockhold Claims Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To Coach Him In His Return Fight

Luke Rockhold says that Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to be in his corner when he makes his UFC return. Rockhold has been teasing a UFC return for several months now. He …read more

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MMA SQUARED: Khabib and Dana White go to the Kevin Holland Show

Chris Rini, MMA Squared, Dana White, UFC, Kevin Holland, Khabib Nurmagomedov, talking | Chris Rini

It was quite a performance, Derek Brunson was there …read more

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Morning Report: Luke Rockhold says Khabib Nurmagomedov has offered to train him: ‘He’s going for Coach of the Year’

Luke Rockhold puts his belt on the line at UFC 199 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One of the biggest stories in …read more

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Ferguson says Khabib verbally tapped and retired ‘29-1’

Tony Ferguson taunts Khabib Nurmagomedov with the interim UFC lightweight title during the pre-fight press conference in Boston, Massachusetts. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms he retired because of his love for his mother

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed that he retired from MMA because of his love and respect for his mother. Nurmagomedov officially announced this week that he was retiring …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to be MMA coach of the year, says Luke Rockhold: “He wants to be the next great thing”

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to be the MMA coach of the year, says his longtime teammate Luke Rockhold. Nurmagomedov announced his official retirement from the UFC this …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms He Never Considered Comeback After UFC 254

While Dana White left the door open for a Khabib Nurmagomedov comeback for months, the former UFC lightweight champion never truly considered it to be an option. …read more

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Conor McGregor continues to take jabs at recently retired rival Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continued to take jabs at recently-retired rival Khabib Nurmagomedov with some more trash-talk on social media. McGregor and Nurmagomedov were bitter rivals for years, and the …read more

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UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses what’s next after confirming his retirement from fighting

UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov discussed what’s next for him after officially confirming his retirement from fighting this week. After submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 last October, Nurmagomedov said that …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov never contemplated return from retirement, says he has nothing to prove

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING

When Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA this past October, the entire combat sports world was shocked by his …read more

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Tony Ferguson says he accepts the “verbal tap” from Khabib Nurmagomedov: “29-1 it is”

Tony Ferguson is clearly not ready to let go of his long standing rivalry with recently retired UFC lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Eagle’ recently made his retirement from fighting …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov never contemplated return after UFC 254, despite Dana White's efforts

Walking back retirement never crossed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s mind.
The former UFC lightweight champion did not contemplate a return to MMA competition following his retirement announcement at UFC 254 in October 2020 …read more

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Conor McGregor Sends Off Khabib With Retirement Message

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is bidding farewell to former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian’s official retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. After meeting with UFC president …read more

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McGregor reacts to Khabib’s retirement: Never forget who made you

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“Happy retirement kid, smell ya later”. Well, it’s official, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired.
After months of speculation about a possible comeback, …read more

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Justin Gaethje says he was passed over for UFC 262 fight vs. Michael Chandler

Justin Gaethje thought he was in line to fight Michael Chandler at UFC 262 – until he wasn’t.
Following Thursday’s announcements that Khabib Nurmagomedov had officially relinquished the UFC lightweight title and …read more

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Khabib Hopes You ‘Accept My Decision’

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Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired. No special meeting in Vegas with UFC president …read more

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Undefeated, undisputed: Khabib Nurmagomedov's 5 greatest wins, ranked

Khabib Nurmagomedov had a perfect career.
The UFC lightweight champion hung up his gloves after notching his third successful title defense, when he submitted Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. He stood …read more

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In the end, Dana White and UFC's effort to lure Khabib back was futile – but appreciated | Opinion

Dana White announced late Thursday night what the world already knew: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s prize fighting days are over.
After a meeting in Las Vegas, White and the UFC finally acknowledged Nurmagomedov’s …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Officially Retires

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially retired with UFC President Dana White confirming on Instagram. 
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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired

UFC president Dana White finally relented on Thursday. He declared that undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired.

“He is 100-percent officially retired. It was incredible to watch you …read more

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Conor McGregor takes parting shot at retired Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘Never forget who came in the game and made ye’

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Conor McGregor is wishing a fond farewell to longtime rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, with his own …read more

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Conor McGregor chimes in on Khabib's retirement: 'Never forget who ... made you'

Conor McGregor refuses to let Khabib Nurmagomedov retire in peace.
McGregor, who was submitted in the fourth round by lightweight champion Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, has been campaigning for a rematch …read more

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Conor McGregor issues statement following the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Never forget who came in the game and made ye”

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has issued a statement following the retirement of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov officially announced on Thursday night that he is retiring from mixed …read more

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Pros react to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s official retirement, next UFC lightweight title fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s retirement is finally official after multiple dinners with Dana White.
The UFC champion and future UFC Hall …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov bids farewell in retirement: 'I hope you will accept my decision'

If he wasn’t already, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is now officially retired.
UFC president Dana White continuously tried to talk him out of it, but Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) …read more

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Max Holloway tells Khabib Nurmagomedov he wants to “visit Dagestan”

UFC featherweight contender Max Holloway has told Khabib Nurmagomedov he wants to visit Dagestan one day soon after the latter confirmed his retirement. The MMA world has known it to …read more

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Pros react to Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement, Chandler vs. Oliveira at UFC 262

Social media was full of fighter reactions following news that Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially retired and Chandler vs. Oliveira is set for UFC 262. Earlier this evening UFC President Dana …read more

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Twitter reacts to Khabib's official retirement, Charles Oliveira-Michael Chandler UFC title fight

A new chapter in UFC lightweight history began on Thursday when Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement was officially recognized by Dana White and the lightweight title became vacant.
It took only a matter …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov issues statement following retirement confirmation

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov is going out on top and he has nothing but gratitude for the world’s biggest fight …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov issues statement following official retirement

Khabib Nurmagomedov has issued a statement after news broke this evening that he was officially retiring and vacating his UFC lightweight title. Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA) had announced his retirement from …read more

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Vacant UFC lightweight title fight set for UFC 262 featuring Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira

It’s official, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired and vacated his lightweight crown. Now the UFC moves on to Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira. Late Thursday night a wave of news broke …read more

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Dana White confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov officially retired, no longer pursuing possible return

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired, and he won’t be returning to competition.
Late Thursday night, UFC President Dana White …read more

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Dana White: UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is 'officially retired'

Khabib Nurmagomedov finally has convinced UFC president Dana White that his fighting career is over.
Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) first announced he was retiring from MMA competition following his lightweight …read more

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White: Khabib retired; Chandler-Oliveira for title

UFC president Dana White confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired and told ESPN the promotion is finalizing a lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler. …read more

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Dana White makes it official, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired 29-0

UFC President Dana White made the official announcement this evening that Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from MMA with a record of 29-0. Nurmagomedov had announced his retirement from fighting immediately …read more

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Georges St-Pierre believes the UFC doesn’t want Khabib Nurmagomedov to go out on top, ‘they want a guy to beat him’

Georges St-Pierre is one of the few fighters in MMA to go out atop the peak of the mountain. Khabib Nurmagomedov recently did the same. Despite the known interest that …read more

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Georges St-Pierre: UFC doesn’t want Khabib Nurmagomedov to leave on his own terms – ‘they want a guy to beat him’

Georges St-Pierre | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Georges St-Pierre walked away from the UFC twice, so he knows why the promotion is having such a …read more

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Michael Chandler has a sneaky suspicion that Khabib Nurmagomedov will retire with a record of “29-and-Chandler”

Michael Chandler has a sneaky suspicion that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will retire with a record of “29-and-Chandler.” Chandler is one of the top lightweights in the world who …read more

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Michael Chandler Confident He Can Convince Khabib Nurmagomedov To Return

Michael Chandler believes he will be the one that brings Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement. In the lead-up to UFC 257, Dana White revealed Nurmagomedov said if someone impressed him …read more

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Video: How will the UFC lightweight pieces fall into place?

The UFC lightweight division is moving forward – sort of.
We know right now that Khabib Nurmagomedov remains the champion despite being retired, and how that will ultimately shake out is …read more

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Michael Chandler believes given enough time he can convince Khabib Nurmagomedov to come out of retirement

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Michael Chandler understands the long game.
Just one fight into his UFC career, the three-time Bellator lightweight champion made a huge …read more

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‘Send Me Location’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who insists he’s retired from mixed martial arts (MMA), is keeping the comeback narrative alive by …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shares photo after meeting with Lorenzo Fertitta, tells Dana White to “send me location”

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had a meeting with Lorenzo Fertitta, later telling Dana White to “send me location.” Nurmagomedov is currently in a state of quasi-retirement. Following his submission …read more

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Khabib meets with Lorenzo Fertitta, teases UFC return

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Khabib met with the former UFC owner. Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from …read more

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Report: Chandler vs. Gaethje in the works

Just Gaethje enters the ring for his UFC 254 bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

It looks like …read more

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‘Takedown Is Wrestling, Wrestling Is Power’

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Polish power isn’t just for striking anymore.
That’s according to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was backstage …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov congratulates Jan Blachowicz on UFC 259 victory: “You know why you won?”

UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz received some warm words from Khabib Nurmagomedov after his decision victory over Israel Adesanya. Blachowicz defended the light heavyweight belt against Adesanya, the promotion’s …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Willing To Face Makhachev If Khabib Fights Him Next

Rafael dos Anjos is willing to fight Islam Makhachev but on one very specific and interesting condition. In 2014, Rafael dos Anjos suffered a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov via a …read more

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Video: Makhachev calls out Ferguson

Islam Makhachev defeated Drew Dober at UFC 259. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev wants to demonstrate how Khabib Nurmagomedov’s style …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos reacts to Islam Makhachev’s UFC 259 win: “Stop this hype”

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos isn’t buying the hype surrounding rising contender Islam Makhachev. Makhachev, a long-time friend and training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov, returned to the cage …read more

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Aljamain Sterling: I’m The Khabib Of The Bantamweight Division

Aljamain Sterling is certain he is the bantamweight version of Khabib Nurmagomedov. The 31-year old New York native is confident that his skillset will give the entire bantamweight division fits. …read more

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Aljamain Sterling: I’m The Khabib Of The Bantamweight Division

Aljamain Sterling is certain he is the bantamweight version of Khabib Nurmagomedov. The 31-year old New York native is confident that his skillset will give the entire bantamweight division fits. …read more

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Max Holloway laments missed Khabib Nurmagomedov fight: “I just wanted to fight him”

Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is still disappointed he didn’t have the chance to battle unbeaten lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov. Holloway was briefly slated to fight Nurmagomedov for the …read more

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Holloway on UFC 223: NYSAC pulled me out because I looked ‘skinny’

Max Holloway revealed some behind-the-scenes information on his canceled UFC 223 title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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Dana White: “There’s still a chance” Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight again

UFC President Dana White believes “there’s still a chance” Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight again before all is said and done. Nurmagomedov, the UFC lightweight champion, announced his retirement after he …read more

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Dana White to meet with Khabib again, let lightweight division unfold before booking title fight

LAS VEGAS – Another meeting between UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov is on the books.
This weekend, White and his lightweight champion will once again meet over dinner to …read more

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UFC 259 'Embedded,' No. 4: Khabib Nurmagomedov arrives in Las Vegas

The UFC has three championships on the line Saturday.
UFC 259 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and …read more

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Islam Makhachev is about to leave Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shadow | UFC 259 Media Day

Islam Makhachev has been with Khabib Nurmagomedov through the rise of his career as his training partner. Makhachev is about to break out of Khabib’s shadow if he defeats Drew …read more

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Islam Makhachev appreciates comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov, expects to follow in his footsteps as ‘next champion’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Many athletes hate being compared to other greats from their same sport but don’t count Islam Makhachev among them.
As he looks …read more

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Poirier reflects on loss to Khabib: I was so close to winning the title

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Dustin Poirier reflects on his haunting submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Dustin Poirier was just inches away …read more

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Islam Makhachev ready to take lightweight torch from Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 259

LAS VEGAS – Islam Makhachev intends to take over the lightweight division in the absence of Khabib Nurmagomedov, and it starts at UFC 259.
Makhachev (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) returns to …read more

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Khabib: Makhachev Will Run Lightweight Division Soon

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At the moment, current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has no plans to …read more

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Khabib Ready To Embrace A ‘Coaching Life’

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Those sheep won’t feed themselves! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from mixed martial arts …read more

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Dustin Poirier discusses the regret that “haunts” him from Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Dustin Poirier is haunted by a crucial error he made in his 2019 lightweight title fight with unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier challenged Nurmagomedov for the lightweight belt in the main …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov opens up on life after fighting: I want to “live for myself”

Khabib Nurmagomedov has opened up on how his life will change now that he’s retired from mixed martial arts competition. Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after he defended the UFC lightweight …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov opens up about stresses of life in public eye: 'It's very hard to live like this'

Five months after hanging up his gloves, it appears Khabib Nurmagomedov is still content with his decision.
The UFC lightweight champion has put together an unparalleled resume during his unbeaten run …read more

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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov ready ‘to live for myself and not devote myself 100 percent to sports’

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At UFC 254 this past November, Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his lightweight title with a second-round …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Islam Makhachev will “run” the lightweight division by the end of the year

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes no one will beat his pupil, Islam Makhachev. Makhachev is the main training partner of Nurmagomedov and many call him his protégé. Since “The Eagle” retired, he …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov helps 50 drug addicts in Dagestan, including covering costs for treatment and motivational speaking

UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov helped 50 drug addicts in Dagestan, including covering costs for their treatment and motivational speaking. MMA fighter Magomedzaid Zaidov, who is a friend of Nurmagomedov, recently …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the United States, reflects on the past twelve months he’s been away

Khabib Nurmagomedov is back in the United States of America and has issued a statement on the past twelve months he’s spent abroad. Over the past year ‘The Eagle’ has …read more

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