Five months after hanging up his gloves, it appears Khabib Nurmagomedov is still content with his decision. The UFC lightweight champion has put together an unparalleled resume during his unbeaten run as a mixed martial artist, including submission finishes of Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje, as he cemented himself as one of the most dominant athletes in recent UFC history. Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) announced his retirement after submitting Gaethje at UFC 254 and hasn’t looked back since, despite Dana White’s apparent persistence in trying to persuade him to return. In an interview with Esquire Middle East , Nurmagomedov opened up about the overwhelming stress and pressure that he continues to deal with, even though he has retired. “Life in the public eye is very stressful,” Nurmagomedov said.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov opens up about stresses of life in public eye: ‘It’s very hard to live like this’ – MMA Junkie

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