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This is why Khabib belives MMA is not as good as it used to be



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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired undefeated with 29 straight wins. Photo via Instagram (@khabib_nurmagomedov)

Undefeated former UFC lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov believes that MMA is not what it used to be. In a recent interview, he gave his view of the current state of the sport.

“Maybe it’s because the flame inside of me went out, but I think there’s been a dip in MMA,” Khabib said (transcription via MMA News). “That’s what I think. I could be wrong. Everyone has their viewpoint. I think the flame went out a little (and) that there was a decline. (But) there will always be stars. The UFC’s PR machine is strong. Say what you will, but they’ve created a powerful machine in the last 30 years. They’ll ignite the flame.”

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As a coach, “The Eagle” has been very successful, winning with numerous fighters, including Umar Nurmagomedov, Usman Nurmagomedov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov.

Khabib retired from MMA as the UFC lightweight champion with a professional MMA record of 29-0. In his last fight he defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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