As per former UFC Heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, Khabib Nurmagomedov does not belong to the GOAT conversation.
When Khabib Nurmagomedov, an undefeated UFC fighter, announced his retirement, it shocked the whole UFC community. After he had 29 wins and 0 losses on his record, the former champion declared his retirement.
At UFC 254, "The Eagle" faced Justin Gaethje in his final fight. On October 24, 2020, they squared off, with the Dagestani fighter forcing Gaethje to submit in round two with a triangle choke. After the fight, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from fighting. At 32 years old, he was.
The discussion about whether or not the former lightweight champion is the G.O.A.T. has continued since Nurmagomedov's retirement across the two halves of the UFC universe. The ideal response has at last been provided, and UFC legend Tim Sylvia wholeheartedly concurred.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are two of the toughest competitors in the UFC that 'The Eagle' has defeated. Without a question, Nurmagomedov was one of the best fighters during his promotion. Yet whether he was the best fighter ever is still up for dispute. The person who expressed his opinions on the subject on Twitter was Mac Malley.
“Khabib does not belong in the GOAT conversation with the likes of GSP, Mighty Mouse and Jon Jones. It’s simply an issue of longevity. Khabib may go down as the most dominant fighter of all time but you simply can’t compare his resume to fighters that have as many title wins as he had fights in the UFC,” he tweeted.
The former UFC Heavyweight champion agreed to the opinion.
“Thank you for someone else saying this. If he kept fighting he definitely could be up for it. But he didn’t compete long enough. @TeamKhabib but still a fan,” Sylvia noted.
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