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Khabib Nurmagomedov become the best lightweight the UFC ever seen, and could retire as 'the Floyd Mayweather of MMA

Khabib Nurmagomedov flattened Conor McGregor in the second round at UFC 229.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov got the biggest win of his career when he submitted Conor McGregor in four rounds at UFC 229.
  • The victory preserved his unbeaten record, something he cherishes, as he has frequently said he is "the Floyd Mayweather of MMA."
  • But there may be more to the comparison than a flawless combat sports record.
  • Business Insider considers Nurmagomedov and Mayweather's upbringings, how they take little damage in fights, and the impact they have on their sport.
  • Nurmagomedov is three fights away from a 30-0 record, and there are three massive opponents out there who can help him secure a clear legacy at the pinnacle of the UFC.
  • If he wins all of those fights, he could easily retire as the best lightweight the UFC has ever seen, an unbeaten beast, and the Mayweather of MMA.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has frequently claimed that he's "the Floyd Mayweather of MMA."

When he said it most recently, at a press conference in September, his UFC 229 opponent Conor McGregor interrupted him by mocking his accent, telling him to shut his mouth, and calling him "dirt."
Maybe now, after Nurmagomedov destroyed McGregor in a dominant four-round victory at UFC 229, the comparison will be taken seriously.
Nurmagomedov's submission win over McGregor extended his extraordinary run to 27 wins from 27 fights — the most career wins without a single loss in mixed martial arts today, according to Fight Matrix.

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