WATCH: UFC legend Khabib sends out 'salam' to Maulana Tariq Jamil

Former MMA fighter wishes to meet the scholar and sends greetings' to brothers in Pakistan

News Desk January 26, 2022

Former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov sent out greetings to religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil on Tuesday and wished him well.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion uploaded a video online to convey his wishes to the renowned religious preacher.

In the short video clip, Khabib can be heard inquiring after the scholar's health, before wishing to see him in Pakistan someday and sending greetings to "all other brothers" in the country.

The legendary fighter announced his shock retirement from the sport in October 2020, saying he had "promised his mother" that his clash with Justin Gaethje would be his last fight.

The Russian fighter, who won by a second-round technical knockout, was fighting for the first time since the death of his father and coach Abdulmanap in July that year.

Also read: 'I promised my mother': MMA champion Nurmagomedov in shock retirement

"I'm the UFC undisputed, undefeated champion with a 13-0 record (in UFC), and 29-0 in all of my pro MMA career," he had said after his win in Abu Dhabi.

"Today I want to say this is my last fight. No way am I coming here without my father. When UFC comes to me about Justin I spoke with my mother for three days. She didn't want me to fight without father and I said this is my last fight - and I have given her my word," Khabib added.


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