Akin to the Grammy Awards for music, ESPY (Excellence in Sports activities Efficiency Yearly Award) is an accolade to acknowledge particular person and crew athletic achievements and different sports-related performances. The ESPY Awards even have a devoted finest MMA fighter award. At ESPY 2021, Khabib Nurmagomedov acquired this honor.
Receiving an ESPY award isn’t a simple activity to realize. A person needs to be nice in each side of the game they observe. Contemplating Nurmagomedov‘s achievements in his illustrious MMA profession (and his UFC 254 combat), it’s not stunning that he received the ‘Finest MMA Fighter Award’ at ESPY 2021.
After ‘The Eagle’ received this award, the previous UFC two-division champion, Daniel Cormier, made an Instagram put up to congratulate him.
Cormier, in his Instagram put up, mentioned – “Congrats to my man @khabib_nurmagomedov on successful the ESPY for MMA fighter of the 12 months. Very happy with you my brother. Dude actually did make the very best fighters on this planet look actual common. That is loopy brother.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov – Skilled file, Stat, Championships, and Achievements
Nurmagomedov retired with a spectacular undefeated skilled MMA file of 29-0 (8 T/KO and 11 Submissions). He defeated a number of elite athletes comparable to Conor McGregor, Rafael dos Anjos, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, and lots of extra.
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his submission victory over Dustin Poirier of their light-weight championship bout throughout UFC 242 at The Enviornment on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photos)
The ‘Eagle’ turned the UFC light-weight champion when he defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. He then efficiently defended his UFC light-weight title 3 times earlier than retiring after his final title protection towards Gaethje at UFC 254.
So far as his achievements go, Nurmagomedov holds a number of information within the UFC. In his three rounds combat towards Abel Trujillo at UFC 160, the ‘Eagle’ set the file for many takedowns in a single UFC combat (21 takedowns on 28 makes an attempt). He additionally holds the file for many wins in UFC light-weight title fights historical past (4).
Furthermore, Nurmagomedov is the longest-reigning UFC light-weight champion to this present day. These are just some achievements out of a number of excellent achievements of his MMA profession.
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