Despite having beaten Conor McGregor all out, Khabib Nurmagomedov turned out to have a noble heart as an MMA fighter . As is well known, Khabib Nurmagomedov made Conor McGregor helpless in the UFC 229 battle in 2018. However, Khabib realized that beating his opponent to a pulp had not given him any satisfaction. That is why when dueling in the ring, the Russian fighter often appealed to his opponent to give up if he was no longer able.
This was done by Khabib Nurmagomedov to save his opponent from a more painful blow. “Fighting is a part of my career, I know it could have been hurt opponents. But I told him to give up so I do not hit it too hard,” said Khabib, reported by MMA news page Business Insider . “For example, when we gripped one another and I felt I could crush him, I would not exert all my energy. I just improved his position so that the opponent could escape,” he explained.
“I do not intend to hurt anyone in this sport. Yes, we do compete in brutal sports, but hurting opponents is not my goal,” he continued. This noble attitude made Khabib Nurmagomedov become an increasingly respected MMA fighter. Khabib was even more victorious after successfully defending the UFC lightweight title after defeating Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.