Max Holloway reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement
Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has bid farewell to Khabib Nurmagomedov following the latter's official retirement from the UFC.
Following Dana White's confirmation of Khabib Nurmagomedov's exit from the promotion, Max Holloway took to Twitter to congratulate the undefeated fighter on an illustrious career. 'Blessed' also expressed his desire to visit Dagestan (Nurmagomedov's hometown) someday.
Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov were scheduled to fight at UFC 223, after Tony Ferguson had to pull out because of a reported injury during fight week.
But just a few days away from the headliner bout, the New York Commission deemed the Hawaiian medically unfit to fight. Holloway was shattered upon getting the news as he was merely four pounds away from making weight for the fight, Sportskeeda recalls.