Tishchenko called it fair that Khabib did not get into the top three UFC fighters

Two-time Olympic boxing champion Alexei Tishchenko, in a conversation with a SE correspondent, reacted to the absence of ex-UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the top three fighters in the history of promotion according to Dana White.

“When measured in terms of the number of title defenses, the miss is fair. Why not, if this criterion was. People at a high level hold on for a long time, protect belts. It’s normal that Khabib didn’t hit. He had a colorful career in the UFC, skyrocketed and quickly left. However, I would like to see more of his performances. If not for the early retirement, he would have been in the top three, he had every chance of it. This is purely a coincidence, family difficulties. He was one of the best, he could confirm this status in terms of the number of titles defended. It’s a pity that he didn’t manage to get into this rating, ”said Tishchenko to SE.

Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0) began competing in UFC tournaments in 2012. The 33-year-old fighter ended his sports career in October 2020 after defeating American Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.