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Nurmagomedov Believes Top MMA Fighter Should Retire

‘Tell me how he can make a comeback?’

One of the most awaited fights in the MMA world was the confrontation between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. However, former UFC lightweight champion, Nurmagomedov never got the chance to fight his rival. When asked regarding his rival in a recent press conference, Nurmagomedov took into account the losses taken by Ferguson in his past three fights after putting together a 12-fight win streak from 2013-2019.

Nurmagomedov thinks that Ferguson should consider hanging up the gloves.

“He is 38 years old, Tell me how he can make a comeback? He was dominated in his last three bouts. Different styles – a striker, a grappler… Dariush, Oliveira, Gaethje, they all dominated him both standing up and on the ground. When you are 38, I believe, you have to pull the brakes and there have to be people around him to say: ‘Hey, you are aging, you have to stop.’

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nurmagomedov retired in October of last year and finished his career 29-0, with three UFC lightweight title defenses and a 13-0 mark in the promotion. During Ferguson’s lengthy win streak, a matchup between the two was among the most highly-anticipated in all of MMA and they were booked to face one another on five separate occasions.

What do you think about the illustrious career of Tony Ferguson? Should he retire or not?

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Hari Bhagirath is the former Chief Creative Officer at BRAVE Combat Federation. Currently, he heads Strategic Relations and Financial Communication for a major Fortune 100 organization. He is also the co-founder of Totem Capital, a private wealth management initiative.

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