Khabib Nurmagomedov has helped 50 people suffering from drug addiction by covering the cost of rehabilitation.
After his third succesful title defense last year at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov retired. While most of the talk around Nurmagomedov since then has lingered around a potentional return, the Dagestani has seemingly put his focus elsewhere- including a return to school & tending to his farm. According to teammate & friend Magomedzaid Zaidov, Nurmagomedov has also turned to philanthropy in regards to drug addiction in Dagestan.
Zaidov spoke with Sports Express: "Khabib himself is very closely involved in the process of helping drug addicts. 50 people whom he helped rehabilitate. And he helps them financially. Khabib took his time, came, paid attention, talked to them. It costs even more than financial aid."
While many active fighters stay involved in charity work on the side - like former opponent Dustin Poirier - Nurmagomedov's activity outside of the Octagon since his final title defense seem to indicate that his retirement is indefinite. Like most things, only time will tell.