Khabib Nurmagomedov’s amazing legacy lies in clearing out an entire division of challengers. Photo: AP Photo Khabib Nurmagomedov’s amazing legacy lies in clearing out an entire division of challengers. Photo: AP Photo
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s amazing legacy lies in clearing out an entire division of challengers. Photo: AP Photo
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Patrick Blennerhassett

UFC 257: Khabib Nurmagomedov is walking away because there is no one left to beat

  • Nurmagomedov is leaving as the UFC lightweight division’s clear king, no matter who succeeds him
  • ‘The Eagle’ cleared out one of the most stacked MMA divisions ever, and the next champion will have an asterisk next to his name

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s amazing legacy lies in clearing out an entire division of challengers. Photo: AP Photo Khabib Nurmagomedov’s amazing legacy lies in clearing out an entire division of challengers. Photo: AP Photo
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s amazing legacy lies in clearing out an entire division of challengers. Photo: AP Photo
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.