Khabib switched to triangle to avoid breaking Gaethje’s arm in front of parents

Khabib switched to triangle to avoid breaking Gaethje’s arm in front of parents

27/10/2020 02:16:00

Khabib switched to triangle to avoid breaking Gaethje’s arm in front of parents

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV switched holds when submitting Justin Gaethje… because he did not want to break the American’s arm in front of his parents. The UFC lightweight king maintained his 1…

22:29KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV switched holds when submitting Justin Gaethje... because he did not want to break the American's arm in front of his parents.The UFC lightweight king maintained his 100 per cent record with a stunning victory at UFC 254 on Saturday night when he left Gaethje unconscious with a triangle choke in the second round.

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3Khabib moved away from his dad's favourite submission move to go straight to the triangle and save breaking Justin Gaethje's armCredit: Getty Images - GettyBut incredibly Khabib - who lost his dad to Covid-19 this summer - could have won even earlier, when he had his rival in a trademark armbar, had Gaethje's family not been in attendance.

According to former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Khabib feared he would end up breaking his opponent's arm, after hearing Gaethje's pre-fight claims that he would never tap out.So the Russian chose to use the triangle method instead, choking his opponent unconscious to take his record to 29-0.

Cormier toldESPN MMA: "Khabib told me when he was watching the interviews over the course of the week, he saw that Justin said he would never tap."So when he was going to the submission get him to the armbar then get into the triangle. He said it was his father's favourite submission.

"When he got there, he was going to do the armbar but he had heard Justin all week saying he would never tap and he didn't want to hurt him in front of his parents so he went to the triangle and put him to sleep."He said, 'I didn't want to hurt him in front of his parents so I went to the triangle - if he goes to sleep, he goes to sleep, you wake up and you're fine.'

"To be comfortable enough to think about this in the moment is crazy.3There was plenty of respect between the pair afterwards as Khabib announced his retirementCredit: Handout - GettyDON'T BE A LONE RANGERGerrard says wife wants him to quit as footie boss for family life

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SLI-GONESligo forfeit Christy Ring Hurling Championship clash with Derry due to Covid-19"He didn't want to break his arm because if Justin's not going to tap, you have to break it and he didn't want to do that in front of his mum and dad.

"If he put him to sleep he would wake up and everything would be okay."Khabib, who was in hospital just weeks before the fight with broken bones in his foot, secured the win in the second round at Fight Island.And after breaking down in tears, he announced his shock retirement - three months after his dad Abdulmanap passed away aged 57 due to coronavirus.

He leaves the sport as one of the greatest fighters of all time having cleared out the UFC lightweight division.But he is unable to continue his career without his father, who mentored and trained his son from the age of eight.3Georges St Pierre has been crowned the greatest MMA fighter of all time by fans

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