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Gaethje reveals moment shared with emotional Khabib following UFC 254

‘I said “you have just made your father really proud”‘: Justin Gaethje reveals touching moment shared with emotional Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the octagon following the Dagestani star’s dominant win at UFC 254 Justin Gaethje has revealed the touching moment he shared with Khabib  The lightweight champion broke down in tears following his win at UFC 254  Nurmagomedov has been rocked by the loss of his father Abdulmanap this year Gaethje,

Khabib retires: Full transcript as emotional Nurmagomedov calls it a day after UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s glittering mixed martial arts career has come to an end. The former undisputed UFC lightweight champion hung up his gloves after his 155lb title unification fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, which he won via second-round submission. Nurmagomedov, who went into the contest bearing the emotional scars from the passing of his father Abdulmanap, was overcome with emotion in the immediate aftermath of his victory, dropping to

Conor McGregor slammed by Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 before Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Justin Gaethje has blasted Conor McGregor a “b****” for not stepping up to fight him earlier this year – but his focus is now on trying to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 tonight. McGregor was briefly banned from the UFC following his submission loss to Nurmagomedov in 2018 because of the explosive aftermath. The Irishman’s return earlier this year was highly-anticipated and he cruised past Donald Cerrone with a

Khabib vs Gaethje LIVE: UFC 254 results, updates and live stream details from Fight Island

Hello, and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje, which comes to you all the way from Fight Island (Yas Island) in Abu Dhabi. In the main event of the evening, undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his 155lb crown against interim titleholder Justin Gaethje. Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will look to earn a rematch with Israel Adesanya in the co-main event of

UFC 254 start time, card, PPV schedule & odds for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov recently dashed any hopes of coaching opposite of Conor McGregor for the return of “The Ultimate Fighter,” telling ESPN that he wouldn’t do it even if the UFC offered him $5 billion. While “The Eagle” isn’t into reigniting his rivalry with McGregor, he’s all in for defending his lightweight world championship against a more than game Justin Gaethje in the headliner of UFC 254 on Saturday. The pay-per-view will

UFC 254: Nathaniel Wood eyeing second-round TKO win in short-notice Casey Kenney fight

Nathaniel Wood had absolutely no reservations about his short-notice return to Fight Island, despite having less than a month to prepare for his third outing of 2020. The former Cage Warrior’s bantamweight champion will be back in action this evening on the UFC 254 prelims, which take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Standing in Wood’s way of a second successive victory in the UAE will be the in-form

Bookies backing Khabib to make UFC history in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his lightweight crown against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 tonight – and the bookies are convinced he will retain his title. thepools.com make unbeaten Khabib a 2/7 favourite to come out of the octagon with his ledger unblemished, with Gaethje a big outsider at 13/5 . Khabib currently boasts a perfect record of 28 wins and no losses and has spoken of his dream to one day

WBC plan could prove a hurdle for fighters like Usyk going for heavyweight glory

Boxing has a lot of problems. A new weight class is not a solution for any of them. Next week Oleksandr Usyk has his second fight at heavyweight after conquering the cruiserweight division when he takes on Derek Chisora. His aim is to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Evander Holyfield and reign supreme across the two top divisions in the sport. But some in boxing don't want

Cejudo: Show me the money and I'll come back

Henry Cejudo is retired from mixed martial arts and says he is comfortable if he never competes again. However, the former UFC double champion said he could return before the end of 2020 — for the right price. Cejudo told ESPN in a video interview Friday that he has not spoken to the UFC recently and won’t chase executives to ask for a comeback. But if the promotion antes up

Khabib plans Prem trip to watch Liverpool and Man City after UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘really wants to watch Liverpool and Manchester City’ on Premier League-inspired trip to England after UFC 254 title defence against Justin Gaethje Khabib Nurmagomedov is huge football fan and wants to watch Premier League Having cut weight ahead of UFC 254 Justin Gaethje clash, he admitted relief  Russian is looking forward to time off and will travel to England after title fight  He said: ‘I really want to