After almost 6 months of speculations after speculations, Khabib laid them all to rest.
UFC star Conor McGregor has reacted to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement on his Instagram handle wishing him a ‘Happy Retirement’. The Notorious wrote a message, which had Irish sarcasm written all over it.
Khabib Nurmagomedov made his retirement official on Thursday stating that he was retiring from MMA. His announcement came six months after he proclaimed the same following victory at UFC 254 over Justin Gaethje. Despite the said proclamation, there were rumors afloat that the Dagestani would come back. Further, UFC President Dana White had also been assuring fans that he would do his best to try to convince Khabib to return to the octagon. He even met him once at Fight Island, but to no avail. However, Khabib’s decision seems to be final as he has now made it official.
‘Happy retirement kid, smell ya later’ – Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor was one of Khabib’s fiercest rivals, if not his fiercest rival, as the two were involved in a much publicized fight at UFC 229 in October, 2018. Khabib maintained his unbeaten record during the fight by clinching it via submission. There were also plenty of incidents surrounding the encounter including an attack on Khabib’s bus by McGregor and his associates, leading to the feud heating up. The Irishman has now taken to Instagram to react to the latter’s retirement.
He wrote, “Happy retirement kid, smell ya later. Never forget who came in the game and made ye. Straight from my big Irish balls. Remember folks, if you hate cutting weight so much, all you have to do is move up a division. God bless.”
Khabib has left the sports as one of the greatest lightweights of all time, if not the greatest lightweight! With a record of 29-0, The Eagle has landed with its head held high!