The undefeated Russian singled out Americans Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje, with whom he fought in 2016 and 2020, respectively.
“When I took Johnson on pain, I could have broken his arm. But I tried to do it carefully, because if the hand breaks in such situations, then it does not fully recover. I understood that. But Gaethje: I first went to the pain on the hand, and then to the triangle. I realized that he would not give up, and I did not want to hurt his hand. He had his parents in the front row, his father and mother. They looked at me when I went out,” Khabib said.
It should be noted that the fight against Gaethje in October last year was the last for Nurmagomedov in his professional career.