Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov wasn’t there at his son’s side Saturday, though judging by the way Khabib fought, he was there in spirit.
Khabib Nurmagomedov choked out Justin Gaethje in the second round Saturday at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and then promptly announced his retirement after UFC 254.
This is the MMA version of the classic boxer versus slugger bout, with Gaethje’s punching power and damaging strikes pitted against Nurmagomedov’s Olympic medalist-level wrestling.
Michael Chandler could be the focus of attention on Saturday. Or, more likely, he’ll be just a footnote to history.
What is there not to like — or love — about Whittaker, who on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi will face Jared Cannonier with a title shot hanging in the balance?
The UFC lightweight champion's attitude is increasingly rare, but it’s one that has led him to the pinnacle of his sport.
Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache said the damage was in the same spot that Lomachenko had been injured and had surgery previously.