Khabib Nurmagomedov News
Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals the multi million dollar offers he turned down to return to the UFC
Harry Kettle - November 10, 2023
Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after Islam Makhachev dethrones Jon Jones for top spot in UFC pound for pound rankings
Harry Kettle - November 8, 2023
Islam Makhachev claims Khabib Nurmagomedov could “easily” come back and defeat current UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland: “Without a doubt”
Harry Kettle - October 18, 2023
Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after Alex Volkanovski accepts short notice rematch with Islam Makhachev at UFC 294
Susan Cox - October 11, 2023
Craig Jones says Khabib Nurmagomedov “priced himself out” of proposed grappling match with Georges St-Pierre
Harry Kettle - August 24, 2023
Nate Diaz claims Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier aren't "real fighters" due to the way they fought
Cole Shelton - August 4, 2023
Nate Diaz has taken aim at Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier. Diaz has been vocal in the past about how much he dislikes Nurmagomedov. The two sides even had an altercation at an MMA event as Diaz reportedly slapped Khabib in the face.
Khabib Nurmagomedov 'had enough' of USADA says Javier Mendez
Zain Bando - July 4, 2023
After two years of speculation, the truth is finally out about why Khabib Nurmagomedov, the former UFC lightweight champion from 2018-2021, retired from the sport of MMA. Khabib Nurmagomedov left the UFC early on in 2021 after Dustin Poirier exacted revenge on Conor McGregor. There were hints that he might return if a McGregor rematch materialized, as UFC president Dana White hinted at the possibility in a ’Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight’ episode a week ahead of McGregor-Poirier 2. Obviously, it never did.
Kevin Lee reveals the holes he saw in Khabib Nurmagomedov which he would've exploited
Cole Shelton - June 29, 2023
Kevin Lee has finally revealed the holes he saw in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s game. For years – even before Nurmagomedov was the champ – Lee said he saw holes in the undefeated Dagestani fighter’s game. Even when Nurmagomedov became the champ and beat the likes of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, Kevin Lee still insisted he saw holes in Nurmagomedov’s game but wouldn’t say what it was.
Javier Mendez reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov is still coaching his fighters despite recent announcement
Cole Shelton - May 30, 2023
Khabib Nurmagomedov is still coaching his fighters, according to Javier Mendez. Back in January, it was revealed that Nurmagomedov was retiring from coaching and being involved in MMA completely. This came after he was serving as a coach for the likes of Islam Makhachev and Umar Nurmagomedov among others and having success doing so.
Nate Diaz takes aim at "p***y" Khabib Nurmagomedov for ducking Conor McGregor rematch
Cole Shelton - May 23, 2023
WATCH | Video shows the exact moment Conor McGregor broke his toes just weeks prior to Khabib Nurmagomedov fight
Cole Shelton - May 17, 2023
Conor McGregor has proof that he broke his toes just three weeks prior to his bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov. After McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 by fourth-round submission, he claimed his foot was a balloon which many thought was an excuse. Since the loss, he has also doubled down on having suffered a foot injury just three weeks prior to the fight.
WATCH | New footage shows heartbroken Conor McGregor in locker room after UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov
Cole Shelton - May 17, 2023
Conor McGregor had a tough time dealing with his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. On Wednesday, McGregor’s new documentary ‘McGregor Forever’ was released on Netflix and the first episode was showing the build-up to his return fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. The documentary showed off his intense training camp and parts of the fight, which McGregor ultimately lost by fourth-round submission.
Georges St-Pierre reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov's team privately warned of callout before shocking retirement: "They pulled me right back in"
Josh Evanoff - May 15, 2023
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre was expecting to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘Rush’ retired from the sport in February 2019, over a year after his successful return against Michael Bisping. When St-Pierre announced his retirement, he meant it. As of now, the Canadian hasn’t competed in years and has shown zero interest in doing anything besides an exhibition boxing match.
Daniel Cormier laughs off Khabib Nurmagomedov's GOAT list: "He done re-named about five of these dudes"
Josh Evanoff - April 27, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier had a great time reading Khabib Nurmagomedov’s GOAT list. In sports, fans love few things more than discussing greatness. In the sport of MMA, things are no different. For years, the debate has raged on, as names such as Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson, Anderson Silva, and more, are all popular choices in the argument.
Coach admits Khabib Nurmagomedov was ‘concerned’ for Islam Makhachev in fight with Alexander Volkanovski
Harry Kettle - April 20, 2023
Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals his top 15 GOAT list
Josh Evanoff - April 12, 2023
Former UFC lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov has chimed in on the GOAT debate. ‘The Eagle’ has been out of the cage since his submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020. Following the victory, the then-lightweight champion announced his retirement in the center of the cage. To his credit, Nurmagomedov has stood firm in his decision to hang up the gloves and hasn’t shown interest in competing.
Colby Covington tells Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev to shut their mouths: “They’re all talk and no walk like myself.”
Harry Kettle - March 22, 2023
UFC star Colby Covington has lashed out at Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev as he prepares to make his return. Last weekend at UFC 285, Colby Covington made his presence known. In addition to serving as the back-up fighter for the main event, he also challenged Leon Edwards for the UFC welterweight title after his win over Kamaru Usman.
Ariel Helwani dismisses comparisons between Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov following UFC 284: "I’m sorry, he isn’t as good as Khabib. He is not!"
Lewis Simpson - February 14, 2023
Following UFC 284, mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani is confident that Islam Makhachev is not as good as his mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov. Since Khabib’s retirement in 2021, the former lightweight champion and his late father have pushed their prodigy Makhachev to become the next dominant sensation from their team.
Islam Makhachev reveals what Khabib Nurmagomedov told him following his decision victory over Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284
Harry Kettle - February 12, 2023
Islam Makhachev has revealed what Khabib Nurmagomedov told him following his main event win at UFC 284. After a lot of speculation regarding his status as an elite level fighter, Islam Makhachev proved himself in a big way last night. He defeated Alexander Volkanovski to successfully retain his UFC lightweight championship, becoming the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world in the process.
Fedor Emelianenko admits he won't leave MMA behind after retirement similar to Khabib Nurmagomedov: "This sport is in my blood"
Josh Evanoff - February 3, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski "surprised" Khabib won't be in Islam Makhachev's corner at UFC 284, but doesn't want that as an excuse when he wins
Cole Shelton - February 1, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski admits he was surprised to hear that Khabib Nurmagomedov wouldn’t be cornering Islam Makhachev at UFC 284. Makhachev will be looking to defend his lightweight belt for the first time when he takes on the promotions reigning featherweight champ in Volkanovski at UFC 284. In the lead-up to the highly anticipated super-fight, it was revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov had decided to step away from MMA and wouldn’t be in the corner of Makhachev in Australia.
Islam Makhachev not worried about fighting without Khabib at UFC 284
Andrew Whitelaw - February 1, 2023
When the cage door slams shut on Islam Makhachev for his UFC 284 clash with Alexander Volkanovski in Perth this month, the Dagestani will be without Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner. ‘The Eagle’ has mentored the UFC lightweight champion for the majority of his career and has helped oversee the 31-year-old’s incredible 11-fight winning streak that culminated in Makhachev sealing the 155 lb title at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.
Islam Makhachev opens up on Khabib Nurmagomedov's MMA exit: "I've fought without him a couple of times"
Lewis Simpson - January 23, 2023
Islam Makhachev has shared his feelings on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s exit from mixed martial arts. Following his retirement from competition, Nurmagomedov remained heavily involved in the world of MMA, taking over the coaching role of his late father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
Umar Nurmagomedov opens up on why Khabib is stepping away from MMA
Cole Shelton - January 11, 2023
Umar Nurmagomedov has opened up on why his cousin Khabib Nurmagomedov has decided to step away from MMA. After Nurmagomedov retired from MMA, he immediately got into coaching and was coaching the likes of Umar, Islam Makhachev, and others and was having a ton of success. Yet, he surprised many when he announced he was stepping away from coaching and MMA entirely and now Umar has opened up on that decision.
Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is stepping away from coaching and leaving MMA entirely
Chris Taylor - January 7, 2023
Conor McGregor reflects on post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229: "Self defense is about awareness"
Josh Evanoff - December 21, 2022
Former dual-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has reflected on his brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair collided at UFC 229 in October 2018, in arguably the biggest fight in the history of MMA. The fight was also the Irishman’s first in over two years, as he vacated his lightweight title to fight Floyd Mayweather in a 2017 boxing match.
Brendan Schaub slams Khabib Nurmagomedov over his Islam Makhachev prediction
Andrew Whitelaw - December 20, 2022
Brendan Schaub doesn’t think much of Khabib Nurmagomedov saying Islam Makhachev should have five or six title defences and then ‘leave’ the sport. The fighter-turned-comedian believes it would be a ‘weak’ move to merely hang up the gloves after suffering a first loss as champion. The former UFC heavyweight criticised that thinking from ‘The Eagle’ when speaking on the Schaub Show.