Talking to reporters in Russia on the announcement of his have MMA promotion, MMA Global, Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) admitted that the different of retirement had crossed his mind following the death of his father, Abdulmanap, in July, nonetheless stated his fight reserving with Justin Gaethje, plus the should defend his mind active, supposed that he has made up our minds to continue with his combating occupation.
“I had assorted thoughts about retirement, nonetheless I’ve already obtained a fight,” Nurmagomedov explained in an interview translated from Russian. “I’m 32 years obsolete shortly, I’m already a delicate of this sport. I had been within the UFC for bigger than eight years. Now I would favor to fight (and) be busy with one thing. The regime helps me accumulate distracted.”