Chris Hemsworth on Saturday paid tribute to MMA world light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov who introduced his shock retirement from the game after revealing he “promised his mother” that his conflict with Justin Gaethje can be his final battle.
Taking to Instagram, the “Thor” actor shared the Russian’s image with a caption that learn, “Khabib Nurmagomedov best ever #UFC.”
Khabib, who received by a second-round technical knockout, was combating for the primary time for the reason that demise of his father and coach Abdulmanap in July.
“I´m the UFC undisputed, undefeated champion with a 13-0 record (in UFC), and 29-0 in all of my pro MMA career,” he stated after his win in Abu Dhabi.
“Today I need to say that is my final battle. No approach am I coming right here with out my father. When UFC involves me about Justin I spoke with my mom for 3 days.
“She didn´t need me to battle with out father and I stated that is my final battle – and I’ve given her my phrase.
He added: “Thank you a lot, Justin. I do know you might be nice, I understand how you care for your individuals. Be near your dad and mom, since you by no means know what’s going to occur tomorrow. Thank you coach, thanks guys. Today is my final battle within the UFC.
“It was my father´s dream. Justin and Conor (McGregor) will fight in January, I have choked both out, I am not interested in this.”
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, handed away after struggling problems from Covid-19 in the summertime.