Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov admitted that the decision to end his career, which he made last fall, was extremely difficult for him.
“It was the hardest decision in my life-to stop doing this. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been on the mats. All my life I have been training, preparing for something else since I was a child.
I finished my career six months ago, but I train every day and do something because I feel competitive. When I was a child, I started with freestyle wrestling, then I took up judo, combat sambo and MMA. I have been professionally engaged in mixed martial arts for almost 13 years.
All my life I’ve been doing something, preparing for something, whether it’s amateur fights, amateur wrestling or professional MMA. But now it’s a little more difficult for me without competitions, but if you’re done, you’re done, ” Khabib Nurmagomedov said on Mike Tyson’s podcast.
Recall that Khabib announced his retirement after a fight with Justin Gaethje at the UFC 254.