For the first time in the history of cooperation with Islam Makhachev, his coach and friend Khabib Nurmagomedov will not second him in battle.
Not so long ago, the former UFC lightweight champion announced his retirement from the MMA industry in favor of his family, and now he will not travel with members of his team to tournaments.
The first to experience the absence of Khabib in his corner will be the new title holder in the lightweight division, Islam Makhachev.
The athlete has already confirmed the information that Khabib will definitely not be his corner at UFC 284.
The tournament itself will be held on February 12 in Perth, Australia, and the Russian will face featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.