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Chael Sonnen backs Mighty Mouse, says Khabib would have lost if he continued

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Calendar Icon21 August 2022

Former UFC champion Demetrious Johnson noted that Khabib Nurmagomedov would have lost if he had continued fighting instead of retiring. Chael Sonnen has backed this comment from Demetrious Johnson.

Sonnen opened up about the same during the latest edition of Beyond Fighting and noted that success got the better of the Russian MMA superstar.

“Okay, so you lost to success. The success beat you. The success got you. The success made you do something you didn’t want to do, which was to stop the sport that you love. I don’t have a problem with this. I’m just trying to break it down. I didn’t have that [success],” Sonnen noted [h/t Sportskeeda].

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The former UFC star went on to add that Demetrious Johnson is correct and that anyone would have lost if they continued fighting for a long time.

“You take somebody like Khabib, who had never tasted defeat, you weigh that with what Demetrious is saying. He's saying, ‘Yeah, you never lost, but your loss is waiting around the corner.’ Demetrious is right. Whether that was one year or that was 100 years, Demetrious is, for sure, right – If you do this long enough, you’re going to get beat,” Sonnen added.

Khabib retired with a perfect undefeated record of 29-0 to his name. In his last fight, Khabib submitted Justin Gaethje and was the UFC Lightweight champion when he retired from the sport.

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After his retirement, Khabib has been busy with his coaching and promotional ventures. The Dagestan fighter took the reins of the Eagle Fighting Championship and has been the face of the promotion for quite some time now.

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