Russian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his lightweight title and retires undefeated after submitting his American opponent Justin Gaethje.
At #UFC254, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement saying, “There’s no way I’m going to be back without my father.”
However, netizens from all over the world lavish praise for the MMA blockbuster fighter.
A huge number of social media users took to Twitter to show their love and adulation for the Russian brawler, who remained victorious in all the 29 fights he fought throughout his career.
#Legend is currently trending on Twitter where fans couldn’t help but heap praise on Nurmagomedov.
See how social media showered love on bitter rival Khabib!
Megan Olivi described his last performance in the ring as a “masterful, skilled, beautifully well rounded” fight.
29-0. After a masterful, skilled, beautifully well rounded performance Khabib leaves his gloves in the octagon and announces his retirement. Wow.
— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) October 24, 2020
— Frank Rausan Pereira (@frp09) October 25, 2020
— Fatima (@filmbyfatima) October 25, 2020
— Hashim Rizwan Butt (@hashim_rathore) October 25, 2020
— waqas afzal (@boocallmenow) October 25, 2020
— Malik Mehran Khokhar (@mehranmadni73) October 25, 2020
— Ansar Thaheem (@AnsarThaheem2) October 25, 2020
— Jon Snow (@imnajm1) October 25, 2020
Undefeated 29 Winning Streaks
"When Allah is With You No Body On Earth Can Break You"
— Muhammad Islam Mustafa (@islamsahir69) October 25, 2020
— Hassaan Ahmad (@Hassaan_shoni) October 25, 2020
#KhabibKhabib Nurmagomedov Broke Down in Tears Remembering His Late Father After Winning The Fight Against Justin Gaethje. 🥺💔
29 MEN HAVE TRIED, 29 MEN HAVE FAILED. 29 – 0. 🦅
— Muhammad Taif Hameed (@tahifhameedajk) October 25, 2020
— Arb@z Kh@n H (@ARBAZKHANH17) October 25, 2020
Furthermore, after Khabib’s victory against American opponent, the legendary fighter announced he was leaving his gloves in the Octagon.
“Today, I want to say this is my last fight.
“When UFC called me about Justin, I spoke with my mother and I said I wouldn’t fight without father.
“And if I give my word, then I must follow it. UFC must make me No 1 pound for pound fighter in the world, because I deserve it.
“I want to say thank you to Lorenzo and Dana.
“All this UFC team, everybody, they made a great show.
“Thank you to Justin, thank you, brother. I know how you take care of your people. One day something will happen for you, you never know what is going to happen tomorrow.
“Today is my last fight here in the UFC.”
— UFC (@ufc) October 24, 2020