The current UFC lightweight champion Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov published a fresh picture on his Instagram page. Photo taken in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
“In Mecca with brothers,” he signed the photo.
In October 2020, 32-year-old Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 with a triangle choke in the second round. After the fight, the Russian announced his retirement.
He has 29 wins in 29 MMA fights, including 13 wins in 13 UFC fights. The fight with Gaetje was the first for Khabib since his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away. On March 19, 2021, UFC President Dana White officially confirmed that Nurmagomedov had retired.