And you can see that he paid attention to his father. “I know only one thing I want from UFC, you guys have to put me on No. Khabib had coronavirus and refused to take a test? Those two were going, but the pressure that Khabib puts on you is unbelievable. “This was the worst camp we’ve ever had in the sense of preparation,” Mendez told Yahoo Sports. He emotionally retired in the cage following his win, unable to hold back the tears as he thought of his father, who died in Russia on July 3. His third child, a boy, was born on December 22, 2019, according to the sources in the Russian media. But Khabib said, ‘Coach, my toe may be broken but my mind is not.’ I said I know, and that’s when I knew he was going to fight through all of this adversity no matter what.”. Mendez told Yahoo Sports in a phone interview that Nurmagomedov got a case of the mumps on Sept. 11 that kept him out of training for two weeks. He is the baddest [expletive] on the planet,” White said at the post-fight news conference. Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker Betting Odds & Predictions, Petr Yan became a father for the second time, Petr Yan’s Training Partners & Coaches & Team, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is recovering from coronavirus, Blaydes vs Volkov Fight: Betting Odds & Predictions, Tony Ferguson calls out Conor McGregor: “Make UFC Great Again”, Khabib vs Gaethje fight in the works for UFC 253 in September 2020, The truth about Sean O’Malley’s KO against Eddie Wineland, The REAL reason why UFC is better than WWE, Zabit hinted his upcoming fight in August, UFC DraftKings Picks: DFS strategy for UFC on 5/30/2020, Khabib vs Gaethje fight in the works for UFC 253…. I’m so concerned.’ He trained one week really light and then the following week he broke his toe next to the pinky toe. She didn’t want me to go fight without my father. When he got up, he went to Anik and announced he is through. That meant reliving over and over and over the pain of his father’s loss to reporters who wanted to know how it had affected him. I talked with my mother for three days. “Wow, man! Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Wife, Patimat: Patimat was born at Sildi, the same village where Khabib was born. But we had so much bad luck. He’s one of the most remarkable athletes in this sport’s brief history. It would have been the perfect time to retire even if his father, Abdulmanap, had been standing behind him with a reassuring arm on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shoulder. He’s made tens of millions in his career and has many business ventures so he won’t be hurting for money. Khabib and Patimat got married back in 2013. As an athlete, he’s unbelievable. He’s clearly the best there is, and arguably, perhaps, the best there’s ever been. Will there be Khabib vs McGregor 2 rematch in 2021? But he’s also human with the emotions that the rest of us feel in times of loss. A 31-year-old Russian UFC superstar, the undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, became a father for the third time. According to Nurmagomedov, Patimat is a stay-at-home mom and that she never shows up with Khabib at any public events. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov wasn’t there at his son’s side Saturday, though judging by the way Khabib fought, he was there in spirit. I promised her, ‘It’s going to be my last fight,’ and if I give my word, I have to follow this. He has so many people who rely upon him that he went through with the fight with nary a word about what was to come. 5 things we know about Khabib’s wife Mrs. Nurmagomedova, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson UFC 249 Fight/Predictions, 15 most beautiful female UFC fighters of 2020, 70+ best “Tony Ferguson is the type of guy” memes/quotes. UFC president Dana White has been around the fight game for a long time, and with everything that was swirling around Khabib, he sensed an upset. His son soldiered on to defend the title they’d won together, dominating an elite opponent and choking him unconscious in the second round despite all the weight he was carrying on his shoulders. Will Khabib beat Justin Gaethje at UFC 254? But we’ll formalize it and he’ll work with me coaching these guys. But Khabib managed to make it look easy in beating Gaethje, standing toe-to-toe with him for much of the first round and giving better than he took. Get the latest odds, analysis, and insights at Yahoo Sportsbook. Copyright 2020 is a fan website which is not affiliated with UFC ®, Check out more posts on, What time will Khabib vs Gaethje fight at UFC 254…, Khabib shaved his head ahead of the UFC 254. How Khabib Cuts Weight & How Much Does He Actually Weigh? When Nurmagomedov did what he did, White said there is no longer any question about the identity of the best. As good of a fighter as he’s been, that’s how good of a coach he can be.”, Brown: Buehler dominant as Dodgers win Game 3 of World Series, Report: WR Brown agrees to deal with Bucs after year away from NFL, Robinson: Brown back in NFL thanks to one bridge he didn’t burn, Kaepernick to be inducted into Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame, Khabib Nurmagomedov announces his retirement after his victory over Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on Oct. 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A 31-year-old Russian UFC superstar, the undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, became a father for the third time. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, later confirmed the birth of Khabib’s second son. I was like, ‘Oh man,’ and he locked him up, gets it and chokes him out. You can find out more details about Khabib’s personal life, his family, and his wife Patimat Nurmagomedova in this article. He literally didn’t respect [Gaethje’s] punching power and just walked right into everything. She even went to the same school, albeit for one year. Nurmagomedov already has a 4-year-old daughter Fatima and a 2-year-old son Magomed. Then he came out in the second and needed just 1:34 to end it. But Mendez said that Nurmagomedov will also help him to coach at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. “He’s really been a coach for quite a while. He’s going to pull off an armbar?’ Then in the second round, he keeps the pressure on and starts to go for that submission. According to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Rizvan Magomedov, they are currently planning to schedule Khabib vs Gaethje fight for one of the UFC events in September 2020. Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox.