Just announced his retirement from the UFC after dominating Justin Gaethje and finishing him in the 2nd. I was crazy to see Justin looking so flustered in the 1st after the way he did Tony Ferguson. Khabib is just a different kind of beast all around.
The dude always stood by his principles and was a role model. Some might argue the incident after the McGregor fight was questionable, but I wasn't mad at him at all for that. That said, he says he promised his mom that he wouldn't continue fighting without his father by his side, so kicking Gaethje's ass was his last fight. 29 - 0 in MMA. Unheard of.
Peace to the legend.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Until you get outta my way, I don't wanna hear what you say aye aye"
1. "I came to LOVE Khabib" In response to Reply # 0 Sat Oct-24-20 04:59 PM by Oak27
I normally hate watching the fighters who take the fights to the ground and spend the majority of the time in the cage there, but Khabib is super likable and I came to really enjoy watching his fights. I was super curious how today's fight was going to go as I've never really seen Khabib take the kind of shots that Justin dishes out, but as soon as I seen him eat a few big punches to the chin and continue pressing towards him while Justin looked exhausted late in the first round, I knew it was just a matter of time. When it went to the ground in round 2 I knew the fight was ending there unless Justin somehow lasted the 3+ mins left in the round.
Happy retirement and peace to Khabib and his fam.
But I hate the fact that Dana is probably nutting himself knowing he can put Conor immediately in a title fight. That will be #1 bullshit (c) Khabib