When most individuals stroll away from UFC, actually of their prime, they not often keep retired.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is among the uncommon few who is mostly believed to have absolutely hung up his gloves, and his pure transition to educate is a part of the explanation.
The 29-Zero former UFC light-weight champion bowed out after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, however since then he’s been teaching and cornering a lot of his fellow Russians from American Kickboxing Academy.
Names like Umar Nurmagomedov – Khabib’s cousin – and Islam Makhachev, who was victorious on Saturday, have loved the advantages of getting Khabib on their aspect.
Talking after submitting Thiago Moises within the fourth spherical of Saturday’s UFC occasion, Makhachev defined simply how selfless The Eagle actually is.
“If any individual says I’m the identical like Khabib, I agree with this,” Makhachev stated on the UFC Vegas 31 post-fight press convention.
“I need to be like Khabib. He’s nice man, he’s champion, he has some huge cash now, loads of every part, however nonetheless humble man.
“He involves USA with out his household, stays one, two months simply to assist me. He don’t take cash, nothing. He simply comes and helps all crew. He does every part for crew.”
And it’s not simply that Khabib gained’t take any cash from his crew – as, in fact, coaches and trainers usually do throughout camps – he truly pays for every part as nicely.
“We come to USA with out him, to San Jose,” Makhachev continued. “He lease large home for crew, he lease a number of vehicles for crew, and no person pay.
“He pay for every part. I can not clarify to you about Khabib as a result of he do loads of lot of stuff however no person is aware of. All of us have to inform him thanks.”
Khabib has a flawless report since transitioning to a cornerman with all of his fighters rising victorious.
Makhachev is now 20-1 in his profession and on an eight-fight win streak within the UFC light-weight division.
The division is presently topped by Charles Oliviera and he’s set to met Dustin Poirier after The Diamond defeated Conor McGregor earlier this month within the third battle of two earlier Khabib foes.