‘Let Them Do That Dirty Work’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He Discourages This One Aspect of MMA Fighters

Published 09/01/2021, 3:41 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia reacts after Conor McGregor of Ireland submitted in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Khabib Nurmagomedov expresses his disgust over the use of trash talk as a tool to gain media attention for a fight. Nurmagomedov claims he won’t be using this aspect in his promotion.

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‘The Eagle’ is one of the greatest fighters in the MMA sport. He has an undefeated fighting record. However, Khabib retired from the sport after defending his UFC gold one last time against Justin Gaethje.

The Dagestan native is now pursuing his own promotion, called Eagle Fighting Championship in Russia. He also promotes his fighting organization in the media. However, ‘The Eagle’ hates using trash talk, which is one of the famous aspects of MMA in his promotion.

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In a recent interview. Nurmagomedov said, “No, let them do that dirty work and we’ll come in a fight. Let them set the table and we’ll eat and leave. That’s much better.”

Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov has been a busy man since he left fighting. Khabib has been into many big things other than fighting since he hanged his gloves. The combat fans eagerly want him to return to the sport. However, he is determined to focus on other aspects right now.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the greatest names in combat sports. He is undefeated with a record of (29-0) in his professional MMA career. The latter is also the former lightweight champion of the UFC.

However, ‘The Eagle’ bid farewell to the octagon after fighting his last battle against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. He promised his mother that he won’t fight anymore after the death of his father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

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‘The Eagle’ has not entered the octagon since then. However, the Dagestan native has been building a fortune for himself after his retirement. He recently signed a multi-dollar deal with an energy drink brand and also owns an MMA promotion in Russia.

Nurmagomedov is doing well outside the octagon, hence his return seems improbable now. However, the UFC legend coaches his friends and training partners for their fighting career now. This gesture of the former champion reflects his attachment to the sport of MMA.

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What are your views on the legacy of Khabib Nurmagomedov?

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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