Khabib: “I’m Done”, UFC Star confirms never fighting again

Khabib: “I’m Done”, UFC Star confirms never fighting again

[Music] all right let’s head over to steve christakos at the sports hq for some news about one of the biggest names in ufc what’s going on steve yes he may be a former star but man is he the biggest name on the globe still in the ufc and former lightweight champion khabib nurmagomedov announced his retirement in 2020 after defeating justin gaichi to defend that lightweight title extending his perfect record to 29 and 0. now the 32-year-old made a promise to his mother that he would walk away from fighting after the death of his father and despite what fans critics or ufc president dana white say it appears that khabib meant what he said at a promo event on wednesday in abu dhabi the dagestani fighter discussed many topics including opening mma schools in his hometown as well as in other parts of the globe but when asked about whether he ever ponders returning to the octagon his answer was crystal clear we have always had an open dialogue with dana white we discussed the competitions and fighters the coming fights the last time we didn’t discuss my return to the sport because i think he understood already that i’m really done man of his word there another major league soccer gem here nashville and the bright yellow unis hosting orlando 23rd minute they might as well call him flashville because they can score in the blink of an eye hani mukhtar gets it to cj sapong at the top of the box his ninth goal of the season to open things up and in style rolling it back puts on the spin cycle and drills it but wait orlando looking to bring things level from a set piece just before the hour mark mauricio pereira’s delivery to the head of antonio carlos for a thumping goal past the outstretched arms of nashville keeper joe willis who’s sporting an impressive mustache and he was good enough to preserve the home unbeaten streak at 14 matches for nashville after that one ends in a 1-1 draw on to some tennis now after crashing out of the semifinals last week in toronto’s second seed stefano sitsipas was in action looking to advance to the round of 16 at the western and southern open but up and coming american star sebastian corta stood in his way so picking things up eighth game of set number one cordis serving the greek though showing good form riding that high after reaching world number three ranking last week and playing some great defense at the net he extends for the volley point and the advantage but stefanos would still have some work to do to close out quarter later in the first set the two youngsters going back and forth look at this check out the tweener shot by corda just an incredible one there but sitsypass is there to take the point and goes on to win the set 7-6 skipping ahead now ninth game of the second quarter trying to hang in there serving down a couple games pops one up with way too much time and since he possibly unleash everything he has with an overhand smash of the net and the benefit of that happy fan he gets a nice souvenir to take home and the greek was two for six on break points and would need just one hour 39 minutes to advance he’ll close it out with a forehand winner down the line to take it 7-6 6-3 since he passed we’ll now face the winner of this next one in the round of 16. italian lorenzo sonego and american qualifier tommy paul sonego took the first set 7-6 paul on serve bottom of your screen trying to fight back sunego too good though he’ll take the point with a nice nifty forehand drop shot the italian was two for three on break points in this match and he had 13 aces and wasting no time to close it out serving for match point he finishes it off in style with one of those blistering aces takes it 7-6 6-2 wow and a quick note right now justin uh danielle menvedev actually won in straight sets against gregor dimitrov at the western and southern open he is the top seed so he is into that last eight and steve i’ve got a breaker for you i just got an update saying that canelo alvarez will be back in the ring in november against caleb plant i’m going to look forward to that oh that should be a good one anytime canelo is in the ring it’s something to look forward to but this week we have the weekend we have pacquiao so that will be one to watch pacquiao gosh isn’t he like 50. he’s 42 i believe now oh wow getting up there i’m sorry manny sorry about that my mistake i’ll be looking for for his match this weekend then all right thanks for that steve you
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