Khabib retires as the eternal king of the lightweights but future UFC Hall-of-Famer falls short in the GOAT debate

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV will go down as the best lightweight to ever do it – but the title of the greatest of all time is one that will elude him. Nurmagomedov's retirement from mixed martial arts – which he announced last October at UFC 254 – was made official on Friday morning following the Russian's latest meeting with president Dana White. […]

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Khabib ranks Cristiano Ronaldo above Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as UFC star has his say on GOAT debate

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has had his say on football's GOAT debate. The reigning UFC Lightweight champion is a passionate fan, and recently attended Barcelona's clash with PSG in the Champions League. Real Madrid is the club closest to his heart, however, and it is a former Bernabeu hero that he ranks as the game's No1. The Dagestani fighter told Russian YouTuber […]

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UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov moves into charity work in retirement and closely working with drug rehabilitation centre

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV is 'very closely involved' in a charity drug rehabilitation centre, it has been revealed. The UFC lightweight champion, who retired in October, is putting in time there alongside training partner Magomedzaid Zaidov. Zaidov was once a drug addict himself for around eight years, but now runs his own rehabilitation centre while fighting in MMA. And he said Nurmagomedov […]

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Dana White meets with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi to discuss stunning UFC return amid Georges St-Pierre fight talk

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has met with UFC president Dana White to begin discussions over a potential return to the octagon. The UFC's lightweight champion rendezvoused with White on Friday afternoon ahead of UAE Warriors' latest show in Abu Dhabi. White announced their eagerly-awaited meeting to the world on Twitter, sharing a video of them going into a private room and closing […]

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Khabib broke Conor McGregor's soul and outclassed him in EVERY department in iconic UFC 229 fight, claims manager

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV’S manager insists his fighter outclassed Conor McGregor in every department and broke his soul back in 2018. The two men were embroiled in a fierce rivalry before they even fought at UFC 229 – the promotion's highest selling pay-per-view – including the Notorious’ infamous bus attack. After Nurmagomedov submitted the Irishman in the octagon, a huge post-fight brawl […]

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Khabib could fight winner between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier as UFC boss Dana White 'bets' he will return

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV could be lined up to face the winner between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. That is according to UFC boss Dana White, who is willing to put money on Nurmagomedov ending his retirement for one final fight. White told TMZ Sports: "I think there's a good chance he does. "His father wanted him to go 30-0, super emotional after […]

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Khabib vs Justin Gaethje fight card: Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier chief support at UFC 254

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV returns to action this month in defence of his UFC championship belt. He will face-off against Justin Gaethje in the highly-anticipated Lightweight Championship clash at UFC 254. When is UFC 254? UFC 254 will take place on Saturday, October 24. The clash will be held at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Fight Island has been the home to […]

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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje – UK start time, TV channel, live stream, prelims and card for Fight Island event – The Sun

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV makes his return to the Octagon to take on Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Fight Island in Abu Dhabi plays host to the hugely-anticipated UFC Lightweight Championship clash. When is UFC 254? UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24. The event will start an early time to capitalise on the European fanbase for Russian ace Khabib, with […]

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UFC boss White says Khabib vs Ferguson is being lined up for a SIXTH time but he's 'scared' it could fall apart again

UFC boss Dana White has said Khabib vs Ferguson is being lined up for the SIXTH time – but he's "scared" plans could fall apart again. A showdown between the fighters was set up for April but the coronavirus pandemic ended those hopes. It was the fifth time a meeting between the two was scuppered – but White is certain […]

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