Khabib Nurmagomedov (34, Russia) plans to step down as coach.
It is unclear whether he will accompany his junior Muslim Makhachev as second to UFC 284, which will be held in Perth, Australia on the 12th of next month (hereafter Korean time).
Khabib left a short message on Instagram on the 6th, the exact meaning of which is unknown.
“2022 is coming to an end. Brothers, take care. Last year was definitely a very busy and successful year. I hope my decision is the best.”
As it turned out, it was an article suggesting a breakup.
Khabib’s colleagues and mentors later revealed that he was leaving mixed martial arts to take care of his family.
Shamil Zavrov, a relative of Khabib, wrote on Instagram on the 7th, “Habib is leaving the sport, but his passion will remain.”
American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) head coach Javier Mendes also confirmed in an interview with Yahoo Sports that his protégé Habib has decided to retire from coaching.
“Habib doesn’t want to be the father of a family away from him. He came to me about three weeks ago and informed me of his plans,” Mendes said. “Habib is a family man. He wants to spend a lot of time with his family.”
Khabib debuted in mixed martial arts in 2008 and went undefeated with 29 wins until his retirement in 2020. As UFC lightweight champion, he successfully defended his title three times. 메이저사이트
After retiring as a fighter, he worked as a coach for the team ‘Eagles MMA’. He supported his colleagues in the rear, including Islam Makatev, Uthman Nurmagomedov and Umar Nurmagomedov.
It is unclear when Khabib will step down as coach. It’s possible he won’t be with Islam Makhachev in his title defense against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on the 12th of next month.
On December 31 last year, Khabib, who came to Raijin in Japan with Gadzi Rabadanov, was not even in the ring corner at the time, but watched the match from the VIP seats.
In the absence of Khabib, the team is expected to be operated around Shamil Javrov.
Mendes said: “Will I miss Khabib? Of course. Will it have a negative impact on the team? That will have to be seen with time. Khabib has passed on a lot to his cousins and other teammates. They feel ready to carry on his legacy. do,” he said.