Regardless of the fact that he left the sport as a professional athlete long ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov as a coach will go all the way and that’s pretty clear from one of his students, #4 Islam Makhachev. Khabib, a former UFC lightweight champion who retired in October 2020 and decided to retire after his third title defense due to the death of his father earlier that year. Right now, he is preparing Makhachev to be the next UFC champion to train later Dagestan, Russia.
Makhahchev is on a 10-fight winning streak, the longest in the UFC Lightweight category alongside champion Charles Oliveira and the second longest on the UFC roster. Makhachev last fought last weekend when he beat Bobby Green, who arrived as a substitute 10 days late, and beat him within minutes of the first inning. Makhachev is now expected to fight the winner of the lightweight title fight at UFC 274 will take place in May 2022between champions Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje.
Khabib Nurmagomedov knows what he is doing when he supports Islam Makhachev to win the title
Khabib took to Instagram to express gratitude for his longtime teammate and his support in Makhachev and wrote in the caption alongside some photos: “You did a great job, brother and deserves to be the first candidate As for the belt and in my opinion you are the lightest person in the world. People can say whatever they want, but I’ve been playing this sport for a long time and I know what I’m talking about. Your job, Ability, discipline and hard work will soon pay off. It’s time to bring the belt home. Congratulations brother @islam_makhachev“
What do you think about Khabib being proud of Makhachev on his way to the top before becoming a champion? How long do you think Makhachev will be a UFC champion? For them who have known each other for more than 20 years, beautiful throughout each other’s lives, Khabib and Makhachev are no less than brothers and it is great to see both of them always together through thoughts and fragility.
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