On Saturday, the Russian Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter announced, following his victory in the main fight of the UFC 254 tournament in Abu Dhabi over his American opponent Justin Gaethje, that he had performed the last fight of his professional UFC career.
Irish-born Ultimate Fighting Championship participant Conor McGregor on Saturday reacted to Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov’s decision to end his professional UFC career, expressing his respect to the Russian fighter and condolences to his family following the death of Nurmagomedov’s father of coronavirus complications earlier this year.
McGregor said that he “will carry on” his career at the mixed martial championship following his traditional rival’s retirement.
“Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on,” McGregor wrote following Nurmagomedov’s announcement. “Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Yours sincerely, The McGregors.”
The elder Nurmagomedov was a former USSR master of sports in freestyle wrestling, an Honored Coach of Russia, and known as the most prominent coach in his homeland region – the Russian Federation’s Republic of Dagestan.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 24, 2020 at 09:27PM