Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, headlining the Class of 2022.
Nurmagomedov, who abruptly retired from the sport in October 2020 following the tragic demise of his father and head coach Abdulmanap, announced his planned induction during Saturday's UFC 272 broadcast.
Nurmagomedov was sitting cageside at UFC 272 while the announcement was made, and he was showered with affection from the likes of UFC president Dana White, his longtime manager, Ali Abdelaziz, pupil Islam Makhachev, and others.
Throughout his career, he competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he was the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, having held the title from April 2018 to March 2021. With 29 wins and no losses, he retired with an undefeated record.
Khabib has competed 29 matches with 29 wins, becoming the only UFC fighter to hold this record.
“The Eagle” retired from MMA competition with a flawless 29-0 record, including a 13-0 run with the UFC that included noteworthy wins over the likes of Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, and more.
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