Khabib Nurmagomedov shares story about counter part Justin Gaethje

Khabib praise his former counter part Justin Gaethje for helping him with a wight cut in 2016

By Web Desk
November 30, 2021
MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo Source:Twitter

The Russian-born retired Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend Khabib Nurmagomedov has praised his former counterpart Justin Gaethje for helping him with a wight cut in 2016.

They both clashed at a UFC 254 last year, where Khabib outclassed Justin in a one-sided affair.

After more than a year since his retirement, Kahbib shared a funny story about how Gaethje helped him prepare for a UFC fight.

In a recent interview with ESPN MMA, Khabib said: "I respect Justin, I love this guy. He's a very good guy. In 2016, when I was cutting weight when I was supposed to fight with Darrell Horcher, he helped me with cutting weight. In the last couple of days he stayed with me, he was PFL lightweight champion, at that time it was called WSOF, and he was champion. He is a very nice guy. He’s a real highlight."

However, Khabib further clarified that he believes that Justin Gaethje is an incredible fighter, but he stands to his opinion that Islam Makhachev deserves a shot at the UFC lightweight championship.

"I just shared with him my opinion. In my opinion, Islam deserved the title shot over him. Of course, I understand Justin's very exciting. He's the real highlight. But my opinion is my opinion," Khabib added.