The 32-year-old Nurmagomedov is among the most dominant champions of all time. Khabib Nurmagomedov is a former Russian professional Mixed Martial Artist. The Eagle holds the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight champion since April 2018. Furthermore, he holds a streak of 29 wins and no losses; retiring with an undefeated record.
Post win over Justin Gaethje in the Main Event of UFC 254, The champ extended the streak to 29-0. The Eagle left his gloves in the center of the octagon to fulfill a promise to his mother proclaimed his retirement. Before retirement, Khabib defeated real tough fighters like Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and Dustin Poirier and maintained his streak.
The Unconquered Eagle
Khabib has given his all to the sport, making every move to stay on the top. After defending his title for the third time against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, there is no big difference between the old and the new Khabib, instead of the alterations of the score statistics 28-0 to 29-0.
Undoubtedly, the fighter from being the most avoided fighter has turned into the most coveted to conquer. Every fighter has a desire to remove the zero from the streak.
Back in late 2018 when Ben Askren wanted to face Nurmagomedov for the UFC’s welterweight title, taking the welterweight division was not the eventual goal, but taking the zero from Nurmagomedov’s record was the ultimate destination. The zero in the streak is something that reflects easily, glows.
The fighter St-Pierre, the greatest of all-time for many, wants his hands on Khabib as it bothers that there is someone who can dominate the way he did during his reign.
The eagle has maintained the streak and became successful to reach the top of the table. He shocked the MMA world by announcing that he intends to walk away from the sport post his last fight.
The last fight was an emotional one for him. It was his first performance since the death of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. In an interview, Khabib expressed his views on fighting and clarified that he has no plans of fighting again. His mother never wanted him to fight without his father in his corner. Khabib promised his mother that the Justin Gaethje fight would be his last, as he does not want to disappoint her.