Khabib Nurmagomedov Officially Becomes The No.1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter in UFC. Expresses his passion via social media.
After securing a flawless victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov decided to hung up his gloves, but during the post-match farewell speech he asked UFC a one last promotion. Khabib, who in his 8-year long UFC career rose through the ranks to reach the No.2 spot in the Pond-For-Pound rankings desires to go out on a high, thus wanted UFC to elevate his name to the top.
It turns out, UFC seemingly did considered his demand, as Tuesday’s update saw Khabib Nurmagomedov overtake Jon Jones in the rankings to become the new P4P No.1 in MMA’s biggest brand.
Undefeated. Undisputed. Unmatched.
🏆 @TeamKhabib moves to No. 1 on the Pound-For-Pound rankings.
— UFC (@ufc) October 27, 2020
Debate Over Becoming No.1
With an unprecedented, unheard record of 29-0, the Eagle is certainly counted among the greats of the game, however, with 4 title wins in comparison to Jones’ 15, there is a debate regarding which parameter has been taken into account in order to make the change in the rankings.
Jon Jones, who has been dethroned from the No.1 spot has presented several arguments during the last couple of days, which suggests he is not amused by Khabib’s demand, which has apparently led to this modification in rankings.
I’m just going to ask for the heavyweight championship belt and see if they give it to me. Since we can just ask for things now 🤷🏾♂️
— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 25, 2020
Unanimous decision over last minute replacement Al Iaquinta to become champion🤷🏾♂️ Conor McGregor is the only opponent he’s ever had that the general public actually knew. Catapulted my man to becoming the best ever, this is hilarious
— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 27, 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Reaction On Becoming The No.1 Ranked UFC Fighter
Upon reaching the pinnacle of the rankings, Khabib Nurmagomedov via social media expressed his enthusiasm and apparently dedicated his elation to the years of hard work he has put in. Nurmagomedov conveys, his belief in god, his learning that, patience is a virtue, and his father’s advises, are the premier elements behind his success.
Click Here For More UFC News