Khabib Nurmagomedov may be retired from UFC – technically – but he served as the cornerman for his cousin, Umar’s, UFC debut on Fight Island.
The Eagle, 29-0, watched his cousin choke out his opponent Sergey Morozov in the second round with a rear-naked choke.
Khabib served as the cornerman for his cousin Umar Nurmagomedov
Khabib was shouting advice and encouragement during the entire fight and gave his advice at the end of the first round and whatever he said, it seemed to do the trick as his cousin settled down and got into his groove.
Umar is not a direct replica of Khabib, although his grappling is obviously strong. He enjoys striking and doesn’t shoot for the takedown as much as Khabib does. He offers some variety, but needs polishing.
Umar Nurmagomedov looked for the back the entire fight and when he got it, it was over
Umar was looking for back control for the entire fight and when he finally got full control in the second round, Morozov was powerless to resist the choke.
Credit to the Kazakh fighter, he didn’t tap out. Instead, he passed out in the hold and the referee waved it off.
In true Khabib fashion, after getting in the cage and congratulating his cousin, he made his way over to Morozov’s corner and embraced the fighter, consoling him after the loss.
Khabib made sure to greet every member of Sergey Morozov’s team
Khabib Nurmagomedov made sure his cousin’s opponent was OK after being choked out
Speaking to the press after the fight, Umar said the best is yet to come for him.
“I’m very happy. All my hard work has paid off. I have a lot of work ahead. I have to keep working.
“At the beginning of the fight, I didn’t know where I was. It was a bit hard to find my way. In the second round I was more relaxed and I found my way.
“This is not my best performance. In the future I’m going to show everything I have. I have much more than what I showed tonight.
“I’m going to go home and enjoy time with my family and my daughter,” Nurmagomedov said.
Dana White and Khabib had their meeting on Fight Island@DanaWhite | Twitter
Khabib still has some deciding to do. He’s going to fly back to Las Vegas tomorrow and Dana White will meet him there after UFC 257.
The UFC lightweight champion has insisted he will come back to try and extend his record to 30-0 if somebody impresses him in the headlining fights at UFC 257 where Dan Hooker, Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will be in action.
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