UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed that he wants to become the Floyd Mayweather of Mixed Martial Arts by retiring with a perfect 30-0 record.
Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record after he beat Conor McGregor inside the ring back in August 2017, which cemented his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Nurmagomedov, whose current record stands at 28-0, believes he can write his name in the MMA history books with two more wins inside the octagon before he can retire from fighting.
The Russian believes that beating Justin Gaethje in next weekend’s main event at UFC 254 will help him achieve that goal having seen off the likes of fierce rival McGregor in the past.
Nurmagomedov believes his bad-blooded fight with McGregor will be remembered in 50 years time and even compared it to Muhammad Ali’s Thriller in Manila.