“It was Khabib's decision, he must be respected.
He is the greatest fighter in the history of MMA, that says it all, ”TASS quotes Mendes.
Nurmagomedov defeated Gatji by submission in round two at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
The victory over the American was for Nurmagomedov the 29th in a row.
However, he did not suffer a single defeat.
After the fight, Nurmagomedov announced his retirement.
RT conducted a text broadcast of the fight for the title of champion of the Absolute Fighting Championship in lightweight between Nurmagomedov and Gatji.
Earlier, Mendes said that Nurmagomedov dedicated the victory over Gaji to his father.