Khabib Nurmagomedov and his departure from the UFC caused a huge number of reactions. Many were disappointed by the Dagestani's decision. However, Khabib promised his father and mother that he does not want to fight anymore. The fact is that he left an indelible mark and that he will remain inscribed in the history of this sport.
Although Nurmagomedov receives offers to return, he refuses them. "It's hard, it's not easy to say 'no' when they offer you 20, 30 or 40 million dollars. But for me, that money is not everything and it is not the most important thing.
It was not an easy decision, but if I decided, then I definitely decided. It's over and I'm leaving it behind. I am happy and have never regretted my decision. Never!'', -said Nurmagomedov.
During the conversation with Daniel Cormier, Nurmagedov confirmed that he fulfilled what he promised.
Khabib believes that if you firmly believe in something, then it will happen. From the first day, he had enormous faith in himself and his qualities. Having a champion mentality is crucial. The Dagestani native created plans from an early age and started to realize them.
"I told you back in 2012: 'I will be champion. I'll be 10-0 in the UFC, I'll be undefeated at 27-0' I don't want to talk about numbers, but I also told you how much money I would fight for, and you said: 'No, that's impossible.
No one in this sport fights for such sums' That was back in 2012, I told you. After six years, it came true. It's about mental strength, do you believe in what you plan to achieve or not? If one has the mentality of a champion, if you are a true competitor within and if you manage to stay focused and dedicated, success will come.
You have to be patient and that's it. I have followed this path all my life, since childhood. I don't know how old I was, I was two or three years old when I found myself on the mats for the first time. I have been training all my life.' ', Khabib explained the recipe for success."- he concluded.