Umar Nurmagomedov tells the world “behind the scenes” of Khabib Nurmogomedov‘s retirement from MMA. Fans understand the full extent of Khabib stepping down from MMA through Umar Nurmagomedov in an interview with Aaron Bronsteter.
In an interview with Aaron Bronsteter, Umar gave fans the full details on Khabib‘s retirement from MMA. Earlier in the week Khabib announced his retirement from coaching and cornering. “I don’t think he can stop, he will still control me and my brother, some other guys, but not the same (way), he doesn’t want to travel, doesn’t want to come to camps and stay with us for a couple of months”, Umar said reacting to the news.
The UFC Bantamweight also said that Khabib might not be able to fully let go of MMA. He says that Khabib will still be training him and the other guys when in Dagestan, and still advise on weight cuts and fights. “He doesn’t want to travel, leave his mother in Dagestan….it’s not easy which is why he took this decision”, the fighter said.
All the fight fans gave up on Khabib coming back to the octagon for the rare “30-0″ but were sure he wasn’t going to come back to the octagon for it. Fans were happy with him being in the corner side of fighters like Islam Makhachev, but even this didn’t last for long.
Umar Nurmagomedov on Khabib's decision to step back from coaching: "I don't think he can stop, he will still control me and my brother, some other guys, but not the same (way), he doesn't want to travel, doesn't want to come to camps and stay with us for a couple of months." pic.twitter.com/smEYjIU9YV
Umar Nurmagomedov will fight at UFC Fight Night 217
Nurmagomedov fights Raoni Barcelos this January 15th at UFC Fight Night 217. He fights under the main card for the event which is headlined by Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov.
It’s not just the main event fight fans are excited about, but also their eyes will be on the Nurmagomedov vs Barcelos fight where Umar looks to continue his unbeaten run. Umar Nurmagomeodv who is 15-0 and is 11th ranked in the UFC Bantamweight division, looks to move up the ranking with this fight against Raoni Barcelos who is 17-3.
UFC Vegas 67 doesn’t just have the catchweight bout of Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov but the making of another undefeated future champion in Umar Nurmagomedov. Fight fans can expect fireworks on display for this fight with The Eagle’s tutee looking to cement his name in the top 10 rankings.
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