Khabib Nurmagomedov Looking To Coach Following Retirement
Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready to help the next generation of fighters.
Nurmagomedov competed for the last time this past Saturday, October 24. “The Eagle” shared the Octagon with Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout. The fight headlined UFC 254 inside the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Nurmagomedov choked out Gaethje in the second round via triangle choke.
Once the fight was over, Nurmagomedov was brought to tears after everything he’s been through. Nurmagomedov lost his father, Abdulmanap, earlier this year. Nurmagomedov told UFC play-by-play ace Jon Anik that he is walking away from MMA competition. “The Eagle’s” decision came down to a promise made to his mother that he wouldn’t continue fighting without his father.
A video has surfaced with Nurmagomedov and American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez. In the clip, Nurmagomedov says his next venture is in coaching younger fighters (via Sports Bible).
Khabib's next task? 🤔
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) October 25, 2020
“We have a lot of young generation guys to coach,” Khabib said in a video with his coach Javier Mendez of AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) following his final victory. “We are going to come back on the top very soon. I’m going to help you. I always help you – how many years I help you, coach?!”
Nurmagomedov ends his pro MMA career with a record of 29-0. During his run, Nurmagomedov defeated the likes of Gaethje, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Rafael dos Anjos to name a few. Nurmagomedov has expressed his belief that he deserves to be considered the pound-for-pound best fighter in all of MMA.