Khabib Nurmagomedov to enter the UFC Hall of Fame

Originally published at Khabib Nurmagomedov to enter the UFC Hall of Fame

Khabib Nurmagomedov will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made during the UFC 272 broadcast with the former lightweight champion becoming the first member of the 2022 class.

Nurmagomedov retired with an undefeated record of 29-0 holding the UFC lightweight championship.

He came to the UFC in 2012 while training out of AKA in San Jose, California, and under the tutelage of his father and coach, the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

Injuries cost the Dagestani fighter two years of his career between 2014-16 but returned to form in April of that year.

Nurmagomedov won the vacant 155-pound title in April 2018 when he beat late replacement Al Iaquinta and made his first defense of the belt against Conor McGregor at UFC 229, which did a company record 2.4 million buys on pay-per-view.

He fought twice more with stoppage victories against Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje before announcing his retirement and being regarded by most as the greatest lightweight fighter of all time.