UFC chief, Dana White has announced that fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov will be retiring from the sport.
Khabib, one of the greatest fighters of all time, beat Justin Gaethje in October to make it 13 wins from 13 in UFC and an unbeaten 29-0 record overall.
The news online amid rumours of a return to the octagon for the legendary Russian but those rumors have now been squashed by Khabib and Dana Whyte .
After both men had a dinner on Thursday night, Thursday March 18, they both confirmed the news on social media.
White uploaded a picture of the pair and captioned it: “29-0 it is.
“He is officially retired. It was incredible to watch you work @TeamKhabib thank you for EVERYTHING and enjoy whatever is next my friend.”
Shortly after, Khabib shared the same photo with an emotional caption of his own.
He wrote: “It was a good dinner with some great people.
“Dana White, thank you so much brother and the entire UFC team for the opportunity to prove myself, you guys have changed many lives forever because of this sport.
“Dana – I’ll never forget your attitude towards me, my father did not forget and my sons will remember you.
“Today there was a real conversation between real men. Also thank you to all my team, sparing partners and all fans.
“I hope you will accept my decision and understand me.”
Khabib said in January his mum wanted him to quit the sport following the death of his father after he contracted covid-19