Khabib Nurmagomedov Following Muhammad Ali + Mike Tyson Footsteps!
The undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke out to the media at the pre-fight press conference ahead of UFC 254. Read on for more on Khabib Nurmagomedov wanting to follow in Muhammad Ali + Tyson’s footstep…
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CelebnSports247.com reports that fight fans can feel the enormity of the main event clash. ‘The Eagle’ will put his gold strap on the line against Justin Gaethje, who is looking to unify his interim strap.
Khabib’s drive to win and compete at the highest level is infectious and serves as an indicator of his success. Moreover, he’s delivered on his goals despite the fact that he’s competing in what is seen as the hardest division in the UFC. The lightweight division houses a murderous row of talent that extends far beyond the top 10 rankings.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will chase his 29th professional win and has lofty legacy aspirations in mind. He’s already being looked at as one of the best fighters to step foot inside the cage.
According to reports, here is what Khabib had to say about fighting:
In a statement win over Justin Gaethje, there will be no denying him at lightweight. What’s more, the former WSOF champion in Gaethje is looked at as arguably his toughest test to date.
When asked the 28-0 champion shares his views on being enlisted into the same tier as boxing icons: Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
Khabib Nurmagomedov says:
I just wanna win every one of my fights.
Like Muhammad Ali, he’s on a different level. Like Mike Tyson is almost same level but personality Muhammad Ali is like a different levels.
For me to become like this [chuckles] I don’t know. It’s a very hard question. When I grow up I watch these guys, you know these guys greatest. I don’t know I can ever become close to these people. Didn’t have like this goal. I just wanna win every [one] of my fights. We’ll see in the future cause I’m not finished yet everything what I’ve had.