Khabib Nurmagomedov News

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov names three fighters he wishes he fought before retiring

Lewis Simpson - November 23, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov recently named three fighters he wishes he had fought before hanging up the gloves. Nurmagomedov went through his entire mixed martial career undefeated. Twenty-nine men tried, but they all failed. Although retiring at the top of the sport with the UFC lightweight championship, there are still several names the Russian would have liked to face inside the octagon.

Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov's latest diss: "You quit and ran, brother. God bless. I’m still here if you wanna go again"

Lewis Simpson - November 21, 2022

Conor McGregor has responded to the latest diss from his long-time rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov took part in a public speaking event in Toronto. The former lightweight champion discussed the recent success of coaching and his newly crowned champions, Islam Makhachev and Usman Nurmagomedov. Makhachev attained UFC gold at UFC 280 by submitting Charles Oliveira. At the same time, his younger relative Usman picked up gold on Friday past at Bellator 288 over Patricky Pitbull. Two lightweight champions under two organisations.

Khamzat Chimaev, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Abubakar Nurmagomedov apologize

Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks out against UFC 280 brawl: "We are tired of this nonsense!"

Ryan Harkness - October 24, 2022

UFC 280 was a big night for Islam Makhachev, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abu Dhabi, and the Muslim world in general. Once again they have a UFC champion to represent them, which will undoubtedly help the sport grow in population across the world. What doesn’t help the sport grow amongst Muslims is random violence like we saw outside the cage following Islam Makhachev’s win over Charles Oliveira. Rising welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev got into a punch-up with Abubakar Nurmagomedov, and while the incident didn’t make it onto the UFC 280 broadcast, the news spread like wildfire over the internet.

Charles Oliveira, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Charles Oliveira reveals what Khabib Nurmagomedov told him in post-fight exchange at UFC 280

Susan Cox - October 24, 2022

Charles Oliveira is revealing what Khabib Nurmagomedov told him in a post-fight exchange at UFC 280. It was Charles Oliveira (33-9 MMA) vs Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA) in the lightweight main event this past Saturday night, October 22nd in the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The championship belt was on the line and Makhachev took home the prize after a submission win at 3:16 of Round 2.

Tony Ferguson, UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov, MMA
Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson responds after longtime rival Khabib Nurmagomedov urges him to retire from MMA

Jeffrey Walter - October 18, 2022

Tony Ferguson has responded after his longtime rival Khabib Nurmagomedov urged him to retire from mixed martial arts. It was just last week that ‘The Eagle’ shared his belief that the only reason ‘El Cucuy’ continues to fight is because he needs the money. In addition, Nurmagomedov suggested that Ferguson’s time had clearly passed and there is no way of him getting it back.

Islam Makhachev, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov suggests Charles Oliveira doesn’t have a good ground game: “If you tap eight times in UFC, how can you say you have ground game”

Harry Kettle - October 18, 2022

An old video has resurfaced of Khabib Nurmagomedov tearing into the ground game of Charles Oliveira before UFC 280. While the main event of UFC 280 will be contested between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, with the UFC lightweight championship on the line, there’s certainly a looming presence in the air in the form of Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Javier Mendez believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is on track to becoming “the greatest coach of all time"

Cole Shelton - October 14, 2022

Javier Mendez thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov could go down as the greatest coach of all time. After Nurmagomedov retired following his submission win over Justin Gaethje to defend his lightweight title, he turned his attention to coaching. He began coaching the likes of Islam Makhachev, Umar Nurmagomedov, and Usman Nurmagomedov among others and has had a ton of success.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov names the three UFC fights he's bothered to wake up and watch this year

Ryan Harkness - October 13, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov is enjoying life as a retired former UFC champion, and mainly puts his combat sports energy towards coaching and training with his stable of Dagestani fighters. According to ‘The Eagle,’ he no longer watches a whole lot of mixed martial arts. That’s partly because UFC events regularly air at five AM in his country, and party because he no longer has the same passion he once did. “Maybe it’s because the flame inside of me went out, but I think there’s been a dip in MMA,” he said in a recent forty minute interview with UFC Russia. “That’s what I think, I can be wrong. Everyone has their viewpoint. I think the flame went out a little, that there was a decline. There will always be stars, UFC’s PR machine is strong. Say what you will but they created a powerful machine in the last 30 years. They’ll ignite the flame. But I don’t wake up early to watch fights any more.”

Charles Oliveira, UFC 262
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Charles Oliveira vows to "shock the world" against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280

Cole Shelton - October 12, 2022

Charles Oliveira is confident he will become the UFC lightweight champion again at UFC 280. Oliveira is set to face Islam Makhachev in the main event of the pay-per-view card in Abu Dhabi. It’s an intriguing matchup but in the lead-up to the scrap, Makhachev is the betting favorite and his team has said they believe Makhachev will dominate the Brazilian.

UFC 249, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson
Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov claims Tony Ferguson is only "fighting for money," urges him to retire because his "time is up"

Cole Shelton - October 12, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov has doubled down on thinking Tony Ferguson’s time is up. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were longtime rivals that never had the chance to share the Octagon with one another. The two were booked multiple times but it never came to fruition due to injuries, botched weight cuts, freak injuries, and even a pandemic.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, UFC, MMA

Khabib Nurmagomedov confident that Islam Makhachev is “more skilled” than Charles Oliveira: “Islam should roll over him”

Susan Cox - October 12, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov is confident that Islam Makhachev is ‘more skilled’ than Charles Oliveira. It will be Charles Oliveira (33-8 MMA) vs Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA) on Saturday, October 22nd at UFC 280 which takes place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Tyron Woodley, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley says Khabib Nurmagomedov isn't a top-10 fighter of all-time

Cole Shelton - October 5, 2022

Tyron Woodley doesn’t think Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the top-10 fighters of all time. Nurmagomedov retired with a record of 29-0 and many consider him one of the greatest, but a knock on him was he retired too early and there were still many fights for him to take. Yet, after his father’s passing, he didn’t want to fight anymore. So, for Woodley, he says Khabib isn’t on his all-time top-10 list.

Khamzat Chimaev - Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev's teammate Reza Madadi sends a message to Khabib Nurmagomedov after ‘The Eagle’ blames a lack of Muslims for Chimaev’s UFC 279 weight miss

Harry Kettle - September 22, 2022

Khamzat Chimaev’s teammate Reza Madadi has questioned Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s criticism regarding Khamzat’s UFC 279 weight miss. After Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds at UFC 279, many were questioning the motivation of ‘Borz’ and whether or not he was fully focused on his fight week task. One of the most notable critics was none other than Khabib Nurmagomedov, who noted that he didn’t believe Chimaev had enough Muslims around him to help guide the welterweight star in the right direction.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, UFC, MMA
Islam Makhachev

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t think Charles Oliveira will show up for UFC 280 title fight with Islam Makhachev: “The UFC will replace Charles with Beneil Dariush”

Harry Kettle - September 16, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov has predicted that Charles Oliveira will not end up fighting Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. Next month at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev will attempt to finally follow in the footsteps of the great Khabib Nurmagomedov by capturing the UFC lightweight championship. It’s an opportunity he’s been desperately waiting for and now, we’re just a matter of weeks away from seeing whether or not he can climb that last mountain.

Khamzat Chimaev, Darren Till
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Darren Till reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s criticism of Khamzat Chimaev: “Khabib's missed weight like five times”

Susan Cox - September 15, 2022

Darren Till has reacted to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s criticism of Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279. It was just last Friday, September 9th, that Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds sending the UFC into a tailspin trying to figure out their main card match-up.

Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev throws shade at Khabib Nurmagomedov for his recent comments about UFC 279

Susan Cox - September 14, 2022

Khamzat Chimaev is throwing shade at Khabib Nurmagomedov for his recent comments about UFC 279. ‘Borz’ (12-0 MMA) recently missed weight by 7.5 pounds for his fight against Nate Diaz (22-13 MMA), causing a last-minute shuffle of the UFC 279 main card.

Tony Ferguson Khabib Nurmagomedov Dana White
Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson still believes he will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov: "I am the one to get him out of retirement"

Josh Evanoff - September 7, 2022

UFC welterweight Tony Ferguson believes he will one day share the octagon with Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Eagle’ has been out of the cage since his fight with Justin Gaethje in October 2020. After securing a second-round submission, Nurmagomedov retired in the post-fight interview. The Russian later explained that his mother pleaded with him to retire.

Dana White, UFC
Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC President Dana White reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov recently turned down grappling match offer: “I don’t think Khabib ever comes back”

Susan Cox - August 31, 2022

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov recently turned down a grappling match offer. Khabib, 33, competed in the lightweight division of the UFC, where he was the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, having held the title from April 2018 to March 2021.