World news – Khabib Nurmagomedov retired, Michael Chandler set against Charles Oliveira for LW title: White


UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired and will not be returning to leading MMA promotion anytime soon. The Adler first announced his retirement from the MMA in October after defending his title against Justin Gaethje in the main UFC 254 event. While placing his gloves in the center of the octagon, Nurmagomedov announced that he had promised his mother that the Gaethje fight would be his last, as his mother did not want him to continue without his father by his side. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, who was also his head coach and inspiration, died in July due to complications from COVID-19.

However, UFC President Dana White believed Khabib Nurmagomedov made the announcement in the heat of the Instantly and was determined to bring the eagle back into the octagon. Despite his best efforts, White was unable to influence Nurmagomedov to return to another fight. Now White has finally given up the hunt and accepted that the greatest lightweight in UFC history has actually closed the doors of his career.

Previously, the UFC Supremo went to Twitter and thanked Khabib Nurmagomedov for « everything » while he was shared a selfie of him with the champion on social media. « It’s 29-0. He is 100% officially retired. It was amazing to see you work in Chabib, thank you for EVERYTHING and enjoy what’s next my friend, ”wrote White. Nurmagomedov also picked up his Instagram story and confirmed the news by thanking White and the UFC.

Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA with a perfect 29-0 record including a 13-0 résumé in the UFC. His last four fights have been title fights, including three direct title defenses against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. Throughout his career, The Eagle has only lost two rounds on the judges’ scorecard and ultimately dominated every opponent he faced.

Now that the champion is retired, the UFC has a fight for the soon-to-be-vacant lightweight title at UFC 262. Newcomer Michael Chandler will face Brazilian Charles Oliveira on May 15, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto – which was later confirmed by the UFC. Both fighters are in the top 5 of the lightweight rankings and shocked the world with their latest victories.

While Michael Chandler defeated Dan Hooker with a phenomenal knockout on his UFC debut, Charles Oliveira competes on the most successful run of his UFC- Career in his first title fight. The Brazilian is currently in an eight-fight winning streak that includes victories over Jim Miller, Kevin Lee and most recently Tony Ferguson.

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