KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV defended his UFC title at UFC 254, and has now retired as one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the Octagon.  The win unified both titles and earned Nurmagomedov his second Performance of the Night bonus award. In an interview, he said that his father was very strict, which helped him learn discipline and improve his fighting skills. , As is common with many children in Dagestan, he began wrestling from an early age: he started at the age of eight under the tutelage of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. , In 2001, his family moved to Makhachkala, where he trained in wrestling from the age of 12, and judo from 15. 2. Khabib Nurmagomedov was born as Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov on September 20, 1988, in Sildi, Dagestan, Russia. She doesn’t want me to go fight without my father but I promised her it was going to be my last fight. In 2011, he competed in seven fights for the ProFC promotion, all of which he won by TKO or submission. , The bout with Ferguson was scheduled for a third time at UFC 209 on 4 March 2017 for the interim Lightweight Championship. If I give my word, I have to follow this. The 2009 WCSF World Championships were postponed to April 2010 in Kiev, Ukraine, from its usual December schedule the year prior.  On 6 April, Holloway was pulled from the fight after the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) declared him unfit to compete due to extreme weight cutting, and replaced by Al Iaquinta.  He died on 3 July 2020 at a clinic in Moscow, at the age of 57. With 29 wins and no losses, he retired with an undefeated record.  McGregor later turned himself in to a police station, where he faced three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. Two years later, Khabib's wife gave birth to a boy on December 30, 2017. He won the fight by unanimous decision. In his post-fight interview Nurmagomedov said that he would be selling the shirt Poirier gave him and donating the proceeds to Poirier's charity. Khabib married his wife in 2013, but she has kept out of the public eye - this is him with Russian TV presenter Olga Buzova … , On 3 April 2018, Nurmagomedov and fellow fighter Artem Lobov had an altercation, in which Nurmagomedov and his entourage cornered Lobov and slapped him multiple times. Gaethje won the fight by fifth-round TKO, thus ending Ferguson's win streak and securing himself a shot at the undisputed title against Nurmagomedov.  and Fight Matrix ranks him as the #1 lightweight of all time. Currently, he fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fight Championship. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map.  Nurmagomedov dominated the fight and was heard telling Dana White to give him a title shot as he mauled Johnson, winning via submission in the third round. У нас столько на сами бои приходит", "Непобежденный: история Хабиба Нурмагомедова", "Абдулманап Нурмагомедов: Первые шаги Хабиб сделал на борцовских матах", "Один Хабиб – и ты погиб.  Nurmagomedov dominated the fight and won via unanimous decision to become the UFC Lightweight Champion.  Khabib's father, Abdulmanap, later said he did not hold a grudge towards McGregor and invited him to Russia to train.  Nurmagomedov voiced his displeasure on social media, calling Alvarez a "bullshit champ" for refusing the fight and opting for a bout with McGregor instead, accusing the UFC of being a "freak show".  McGregor ran up alongside the slowly moving bus and then ran past it to grab a metal equipment dolly, which he then threw at the bus's window, before trying to throw other objects in the vicinity. , Nurmagomedov has trained with SC Bazarganova in Kizilyurt, Dagestan (2012), K-Dojo, AMA Fight Club in Fairfield, New Jersey (2012), Mamishev Fight Team in Saint Petersburg (2012), Fight Spirit Team in Kolpino, St. Petersburg (2013), and KHK MMA Team in Bahrain (2015). 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.  He won the fight via unanimous decision. Two years later, Khabib's wife gave birth to a boy on December 30, 2017. He then added judo at 15 and Sambo at 17. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Khabib married his wife in 2013, but she has kept out of the public eye - this is him with Russian TV presenter Olga Buzova, Khabib and his wife married in a traditional wedding, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). After his famous victory over Conor McGregor, Khabib become a household name - but who is his wife and what do we know about her? In May 2020, Nurmagomedov's father and long-time trainer Abdulmanap, whom he was very close to, was placed in a medically induced coma after contracting COVID-19 following a heart surgery. But out of respect for his family, her name has never been revealed to the general public. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. ", UFC 229 results, Khabib vs. McGregor highlights: All hell breaks loose after Nurmagomedov wins, "Fighting, faith and politics: The UFC's first Muslim champion".  This win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus. Nurmagomedov grew up in the household with his siblings and cousins. , Former three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture praised Nurmagomedov as “brilliant”.  Nurmagomedov dominated all three rounds, taking Barboza down repeatedly and dominating the fight with ground and pound. 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