It was an evening full of emotions for Habib Normgomedov and for UFC fans. The Russian fighter announced his retirement yesterday (Saturday) after subduing Justin Geichi and maintaining a perfect balance with his 29th career victory, in order to honor his promise to his mother that he would not continue to fight without his father Abdulmanap, who was also his head coach And passed away last May.
After the battle smoke dissipated favorite He immortalized his father in an Instagram post, in which he wrote: “When without you, no one can break you. Thank you for everything, Dad, you have taught me all my life, who will and will not cherish you in heaven. ” Normgomedov Sr. served not only as a mentor to his son, but also to many fighters among former Soviet states, in addition to which he won the Ukrainian championships in judo and sambo.
Conor McGregor, Who has had a bitter rivalry between him and Habib in recent years, put everything aside and congratulated his colleague: “Beauty of a kind performance. I will continue from here. Lots of respect and again, my condolences on the death of your father to you and your family. Yours, the McGregor family. ” The Irishman, who has retired twice and has already hinted recently that he may return to action in favor of a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao, has let his followers understand between the lines that he intends to fight in the UFC again.
When asked if Habib’s retirement is final in his opinion, the UFC president Dana White He replied yes and later congratulated Normgomedov on the social network: “Congratulations, you have achieved all the goals you set for yourself. You are the best fighter in the world and without a doubt the greatest in the history of the industry. “
The Russian fighter was also honored in the football world, when he stood at the head of the greetings Cristiano Ronaldo, With whom Habib consulted during his career: “Congratulations bro, your father is proud!”, The Portuguese message via his Instagram account.
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