Khabib Nurmagedov might end his career as an undefeated champion.
On Saturday, Nurmagomedov quickly submitted opponent Justin Gaethje in the second round with a triangle choke for his 29th win a row. Unfortunately for Gaethje, the ref didn’t see him tap out, and he was put to sleep due to the choke.
I don’t think we will ever see a fighter/athlete like Khabib again. What a legend! #UFC254 pic.twitter.com/VXDFomSEpE
— Sami Ahmadi (@samiahmadi) October 24, 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov put Justin Gaethje to sleep with a triangle choke 🤯 #UFC254 pic.twitter.com/E2f3jCmt6M
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 24, 2020
After the fight Nurmagomedov, who lost his father to COVID in July, laid his gloves in the Octagon and announced his retirement from MMA
Khabib Nurmagomedov is overcome with emotion as he defeats Justin Gaethje in the second round via a triangle choke. He remains undefeated with a 29-0 record 🤜#UFC254 pic.twitter.com/ZXb0OxZQLf
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) October 24, 2020
"I promised my mother this is going to be my last fight."
"I only want one thing from the UFC, I want to be number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world."@TeamKhabib announces his retirement from MMA. Wow 🙏 #UFC254 pic.twitter.com/RFnCyu2X0W
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) October 24, 2020
Khabib retires. Undefeated. Number one & undisputed Pound for Pound Champion👑
What a legacy🦅 #ALHAMDULILLAH pic.twitter.com/0DIdbGrt69
— AHMƎD (@Geesey77) October 24, 2020
Khabib retires.#UFC254 pic.twitter.com/qVrtlbcLgL
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) October 24, 2020