Nurmagomedov chokes out Justin Gaethje with triangle, retires from MMA


UFC 254 is officially in the books and the main event witnessed the undisputed lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, stop Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke in the second round. Khabib had to eat several hard leg kicks and a couple of cracking counter punches, but he was able to get Gaethje to the floor and find the finish. It should be noted that Gaethje did tap, but the referee didn’t see it and Justin briefly passed out. Nurmagomedov stated in his post-fight interview that this will be his final fight in the UFC as he gave his word to his mother that he would not continue to fight without his father. If Khabib stays retired then he will surely go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time that brought a unique smothering style to the forefront of MMA. With a flawless record of 29-0, is this really it for “The Eagle?”


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