After the announcement, fighters reacted to “The Eagle” stepping away from fighting.
Good performance @TeamKhabib.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 24, 2020
I will carry on.
Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family.
Yours sincerely, The McGregors.
Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. 🤙🏾 Enjoy Champ— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2020
I want to congratulate Khabib for an outstanding career. I know he made his father along with millions of fans around the world incredibly proud today. May God continue to bless him on his journey.— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 24, 2020
@TeamKhabib Congratulations on an outstanding performance and career. Your father would be extremely proud. P4P👑— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) October 24, 2020
@TeamKhabib is the GOAT!— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) October 24, 2020
Thank you for everything. Beautiful, masterful career. @TeamKhabib 🙏🏽🏆💯— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) October 24, 2020
He’s definitely #1 pound for pound!! Congratulations on a great career #UFC254— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) October 24, 2020
Getting emotional watching this. Wow. Khabib respecting his mother and following through with his word. What a man. Deffo a top 5 goat of MMA. Happy retirement. pic.twitter.com/dkqOlcS3OR— D (@darrentill2) October 24, 2020
Congrats on the fight @TeamKhabib If that’s your career, it’s a shame u didn’t get to fight someone coming forward and isn’t afraid to wrestle. Congrats I’ll be here when u return— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) October 24, 2020
Respect ✊🏽— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) October 24, 2020
. @TeamKhabib is the undisputed GOAT!!! Hands down the best to ever do it! The way he carried himself in and out of the cage🙌🏾. Congrats on a great career!!! I’m sure your father is smiling down on you🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) October 24, 2020
#1 forever! #UFC254— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) October 24, 2020
Retire on top! You’re the champ! Thank you for the new style in mma 🙏🏽🙏🏽 #UFC254— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) October 24, 2020
Man I’m tearing up .Khabib champ— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) October 24, 2020
khabib greatest fighter of all time!!— Lerone Murphy (@LeroneMurphy) October 24, 2020
Thank you @TeamKhabib 🙏🏽— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) October 24, 2020
Justin keep your head up my brother you’ll be back and you have a champion spirit. Khabib you’re the absolute best and the gold standard of a human being. Thank you for an outstanding career. Love you guys. 🙏🏽❤️— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) October 24, 2020
This division is wide open now— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) October 24, 2020