October 5, 2022

MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov could also be retired however he’s nonetheless within the health club giving his coaching companions, comparable to former UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold, nightmares.

Nurmagomedov and Rockhold had been long-time coaching companions on the American Kickboxing Academy in California, nevertheless it’s been some time since they’ve each been within the health club collectively.

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Rockhold additionally received some phrases of knowledge from his outdated buddy

Rockhold, who’s getting ready to face high middleweight contender Paulo Costa on July 30 at UFC 277, dropped by his outdated stomping floor and ended up wrestling with the previous UFC light-weight champion.

After the journey, Rockhold took to social media to say he had fun at AKA however we’re not so certain he did.

The 37-year-old ended up spending his coaching session wrestling with a bulked-up and well-fed Khabib, who whispered candy nothings into his ear all through observe.

“I simply miss you, I hug you brother,” Nurmagomedov mentioned as he laid on high of Rockhold.

In one other clip posted to social media, Rockhold manages to interrupt freed from Nurmagomedov’s grip, rise up and say ‘good observe’ in an try to finish the session earlier than Nurmagomedov chases him down and throws him again to the ground.

Nurmagomedov shocked the MMA world when he retired instantly after his second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020.

Rockhold used to rule the middleweight division and is intent on getting the belt back

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Rockhold used to rule the middleweight division and is intent on getting the belt again

Khabib retired from MMA having never lost a fight

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Khabib retired from MMA having by no means misplaced a battle


At simply 32 years outdated, the undefeated fighter was nonetheless on the very high of his recreation and had loads of extraordinarily profitable bouts left in him.

Regardless of the most effective efforts of UFC president Dana White, Nurmagomedov in the end relinquished his belt and left the USADA testing pool, cementing his retirement, which seems to be everlasting.

Throughout his time away from the game, the 29-0 fighter has been having fun with himself and has packed on a couple of additional kilos.

Nurmagomedov has additionally launched his personal MMA promotion which has shortly established itself as the most effective, attracting top-level expertise.

Rockhold, who held the UFC middleweight belt in 2016 earlier than dropping it to Michael Bisping, is intent on making one other run on the title after sitting out since July 2019 following back-to-back knockout defeats to Jan Blachowicz and Yoel Romero.

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